Vote for name of Liberty's new mate by Sunday

Liberty and her new mate

Redding eagle Liberty has found a new mate. They are nesting in a tree by Turtle Bay again. A contest will determine the name of her new mate.

Posted: Mar 16, 2019 12:49 PM
Updated: Mar 16, 2019 2:27 PM

Updated 2:10 p.m. Saturday, Mar. 16, 2019 -Terri Lhuillier sent Action News Now more pictures of Liberty and her new mate. We have added them to the photo gallery accompanying this article.

Lhuillier said the Friends of the Redding Eagles are looking for a partner to help with a new eaglecam so people can watch Liberty and her new mate as they are nesting.

"This pair of eagles have not stayed at one next location for more than one year," Lhuillier said.

They built three nests in gray pine trees at Riverview Country Club, but each of those nests fell. She said the eagles have been coming back to the old Turtle Bay nest when the Riverview ones fail. She said eagles usually have an "alternate nest."

It may be too late this year for Liberty and her mate to have new eaglets. The pair is still bonding. They are spending some time in the Turtle Bay area, but do not seem to be working on the next anymore.

The eaglecam needs to be sponsored, and then installed and maintained. This work usually occurs in August and September, but since the Friends of the Redding Eagles do not know where the pair want to build their nest, they have not been able to install an eaglecam for the past few seasons.


REDDING, Calif. - Votes are being cast to determine a new name for Liberty's new mate. Liberty has been one of Redding's eagle mascots for many years.

Yes, eagles are known to mate for life. Redding's famous eagle named Liberty was without a mate for a period of time, and seems to have picked up a new one, much younger than her prior partner. You can see the new mate is the eagle with wings unfurled in the photo above. (Check out the gallery for other photographs)

People in Redding have been suggesting names. The ballot is down to three choices now. You can vote between the names Phoenix, Guardian or Valor by CLICKING THIS LINK.

Liberty and Spirit, her previous mate, moved from a tree near Turtle Bay over to the Riverview Country Club. Now she is back by Turtle Bay with her new mate.

CLICK THIS LINK to read an Action News Now story from March 2018 called "Eaglets hatch in Redding's eagle's nest."

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