Trying to stay positive but it is hard
Lib posted an update on the closed Sea Eagle Cam group, https://www.facebook.com/Sea.EagleCAM/posts/1190582047645445.
There are fifty volunteers led by Judy doing a bird count in the area today nest time. Steven and his partner Shirley looked for SE17 from Friday through Sunday. Cathy Cook was out at sunrise yesterday morning nest time looking. The park rangers and security people have been asked to report any sightings.
Lib pointed out that fledglings disappearing from human view is not at historically unusual. In 2011 S2 was not seen for a month then was not seen again for five months. In 2012 S4 was not seen after fledge for nearly a month. He and his sister were only seen occasionally around the river before moving on in a couple of months.
If SE17 is found injured or unable to fly he will be rescued again.
Lib requested that locals do not feed SE17 or his parents.
The rental for cherry picker used to put SE17 back into N2 cost several thousand dollars so they would appreciate donations.