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Artoo - 2013
Bergen - 2013
Weber - 2013
Donovan - 2013
Mackenzie - 2013
Art - 2012
Chip - 2012
Jill - 2012
Saco - 2011

ArtooName: Artoo
Transmitter #: 117560
Sex: Male
Nest: LR18, Bridgewater, NH
Date of Tagging: August 12, 2013
Weight: 1,400g
Band #: 1088-03704
Details: Artoo is one of three chicks raised by Art and his mate at their nest in Bridgewater, NH. He is brother of Bergen. He was caught with a noose carpet on the nest three weeks after fledging. His dad and brother were caught simultaneously. He received the transmitter that had been worn by Art since May 2012.

BergenName: Bergen
Transmitter #: 128137
Sex: Male
Nest: LR18, Bridgewater, NH
Date of Tagging: August 12, 2013
Weight: 1,450g
Band #: 1088-03703
Details: Bergen is one of three chicks raised by Art and his mate at their nest in Bridgewater, NH. He is brother of Artoo. He was caught with a noose carpet on the nest three weeks after fledging. His dad and brother were caught simultaneously. He is named after the grandson of Science Center Board member Liz Hager. Bergen got to view the catching and tagging process.

WeberName: Weber
Transmitter #: 128136
Sex: Female
Nest: Platform in Hampton Harbor, Hampton, NH
Date of Tagging: July 29, 2013
Weight: 1,700g
Band #: 1088-03696
Details: Weber is one of we believe two chicks fledged from a low platform in the saltmarsh in Hampton Harbor. The platform was installed by local sportsman and outdoorsman Dave Weber. Dave kindly provided his boat and expert knowledge of the saltmarshes to get us in and out safely. We caught Weber and her mom at the same time using a noose carpet trap. We were joined in the marsh by Sharon and Scott Harvell who were the winning auction bidders on a once in a lifetime chance to join the tagging team.

DonovanName: Donovan
Transmitter #: 117561
Sex: Male
Nest #: LR25 - Tilton, NH
Date of Tagging: May 13, 2013
Band #: 78842575
Weight: 1,580g
Details: Father of Chip and Jill. His nest is located on the grounds of J. Jill's New Hampshire distribution center in Tilton. Donovan and his mate (we caught and banded her in 2012) were incubating three eggs. Donovan is named in recognition of Donovan Tree Experts of Meredith, NH who very kindly provided the bucket truck and skilled operator needed to access the nest. J. Dallas Wrath, owner, skillfully raised Rob Bierregaard to the nest to install the trap. Donovan was caught within three minutes of placing the trap and his mate was back incubating the eggs three minutes after the trap was removed.

MackenzieName: Mackenzie
Transmitter #: 117562
Sex: Male
Nest #: Fort Hill, Stratford, NH
Date of tagging: May 14, 2013
Band #: 108803700
Weight: 1,480g
Details: Mackenzie is named for Mackenzie Wrath, daughter of Dallas Wrath, owner of Donovan Tree Experts who provided the bucket truck and skilled operator needed to access the nest. Mackenzie got to release her namesake. He and his mate were incubating three eggs. Their nest is located on a pole that was installed several years ago by Public Service of New Hampshire in partnership with NH Audubon and NH Fish & Game Department.

JillName: Jill
Transmitter #: 106890
Sex: Female
Nest #: LR25 – Tilton, NH
Date of tagging: August 2, 2012
Band #: 928-09704
Details: Sister of Chip. Both chicks – of a brood of three -- caught post-fledging using noose trap in nest. Jill was named in recognition of J.Jill, the women’s apparel company. Jill and Chips nest is located on the grounds of J.Jill’s New Hampshire distribution center in Tilton. J.Jill very kindly allowed Iain MacLeod to install an artificial nest/platform and pole on their property to provide a safe alternative nest for a pair of Ospreys that had previously tried to nest on a nearby cell tower. Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH) provided financial support for the installation of the pole/nest. The pole was installed in April 2012 with 3 Phase Line Construction of Farmington, NH.

Chip right before release with Tim Bergquist of Chippers Tree Service and Liz Hager. Liz and her husband Dennis were the winning bidders on an auction item at the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center’s 2012 Saturday Night WILD Gala Event. They got to spend two days with Rob Bierregaard and Iain MacLeod. After having no success at another nest on August 1, their patience was rewarded with the chance to help tag Chip and Jill.Name: Chip
Transmitter #: 117559
Sex: Male
Nest #: LR25 – Tilton, NH
Date of tagging: August 2, 2012
Band #: 928-09705
Details: Brother of Jill. Both chicks – of a brood of three -- caught post-fledging using noose trap in nest. Chip was named in recognition of Chippers Tree Service of Meredith, NH, who provided the bucket truck needed to access the nest. Thanks to Tim Bergquist and Chippers for their invaluable help.

ArtName: Art
Transmitter #:117560
Sex: Male
Nest #: LR18 – Bridgewater, NH
Date of tagging: May 29, 2012
Band #: 0928-09400
Details: Breeding male. He first built this nest on a disused utility pole late in 2007. He raised single chicks in 2008 and 2009, and two chicks in 2010. In 2011 we attempted to catch him in May, but he was having none of it. We did trap his mate (and band her). Their nest was destroyed in a freak windstorm in June just after they hatched one chick. A new platform and nest was installed (bolted firmly to the cross arms of the pole) in June 2011. Both adults returned in 2012 and happily accepted their new nest. We successfully trapped him (with a newly designed nest trap). They were incubating 3 eggs. One chick successfully fledged in 2012. Art successfully migrated to east-central Brazil in 2012 and returned to his nest in April 2013, where he reunited with his regular mate and reared 3 chicks. He was re-trapped on August 12, 2013 and his transmitter removed (after more than 14,000 miles of use). His chicks Bergen and Artoo were tagged on August 12, 2013.

SacoName: Saco
Transmitter #: 106891
Sex: Female
Nest #: LR08 - Ayers Island Dam, New Hampton, NH
Date of tagging: July 12, 2011
Weight: 1,470 g
Band #: 09364
Details: One of three chicks in nest. Sister of Pemi.

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