Thank you albicilla!
Do you have data about eagle victims that have been lost in the rolling wind mill wings?
The eaglet was sleeping, so the eye is closed, indeed. And I wonder, too, if the light stuff is discharge ...
That is what I have feared, too
Wind shelter by MumStanding sleep and left eye
Written by Ole Friis Larsen on 22 May 2021 at 12.07
Birds have tendons in their legs and toes that 'lock' when the birds sink a little. Therefore, they do not fall off branches when sitting in the trees and sleeping.
However, birds also sleep differently from humans, who may be virtually unconscious during sleep. Birds usually do not fall into such deep sleep, but are ready to wake up immediately by a sound or movement close to them. Many birds can also sleep with one half of the brain at a time, while the other half is awake and ready to respond to danger.
In this way, for example, wall sailors can sleep while flying. This is probably also the case for other birds, which fly both day and night on the move.
As for the eagle cub's left eye, we are cautiously optimistic. It seemed that the inflammation (the white) in the eye was punctured the other day, and that the eye is turning black. It also seems to use the eye, which of course suggests that it can at least to some extent use the eye to see with. If the eye is healed and the kid comes to see, it is probably difficult to determine exactly whether it is abundant and healthy diet alone that does it. There is probably also a bit of coincidence in the game as well as an innately strong immune system.
And then just a little about 'Romme's journey. Previously, we readily assumed that young eagles in an area were offspring of local breeding pairs. With the GPS transmitters, we have learned that the opposite is true, and that young eagles in an area are often not the offspring of local breeding birds, because their young are out roaming far and wide. When we get to the end of September and the beginning of October, you can no longer count on young eagles in an area being the young of the year from local breeding pairs - even if you see them together with the local adult / adult eagles.
albicilla wrote: ↑May 24th, 2021, 11:55 am MAY 24.
A quite normal doctor has a comment on the problem with the left eye of the chick:
Written by Claus Nielsen on 23 May 2021 at 18.42
I am probably only a “human doctor” but have tried using some screenshots of analyzing the eye problem.
About a third of the part of the eye closest to the beak is greyish and dull probably not transparent. The central part of the eye (cornea) seems to be undamaged and that part of the eye is responsible for the sharp eagle eye. I think it looks good.
Written by Claus Nielsen on 24 May 2021 at 16.46
If the eagle is blind on the left eye, it would involuntarily try to compensate by tilting its head slightly (to the right) and at the same time turning its head slightly to the left. So far I have not been able to observe this. I therefore think it's OK.
This concludes the eye discussion