Tuesday, March 28, 2006

18 and BUSY

The Bird TLC clinic has been busy. We're up to 18 eagles so far this year, one of them a golden. We've had birds shot, a car hit, crashed into a dead whale, dog attack, lost a fight with another eagle, sheesh, you can just about name it.

We're also are getting a few bohemian waxwings in, a gyrfalcon, northern goshawk. Cindy our rehab director has her hands full. As a matter of fact she's in surgury with one of the eagles right now, 6PM. Not sure which one and why.

Check out the eagles eye in this picture. You can see the nictitating membrane (inner or third eyelid). It blinks much more often than the other eyelids, protecting and keeping the eyes moist while allowing clear and steady vision.

Check out this site for more on Eagle Eyes.

2 comments:

vlad259 said...

Keep up the good work, Dave. I hope you get less busy otherwise you're gonna smash your yearly eagle record. (That's one record where less is definitely more.)

And that's an excellent link - really interesting.

I don't know if you've seen this, but I just found an amazing webcam of an eagle nest on Hornby Island, BC: mms://lastream001.galaxytelevision.net/hh001

You might have to paste that link into your browser to get it to work.

Cheers, Matt

Dave said...

Hello Matt. Thanks for the link. Unfortunately it looks like business won't slow down. We are recieving more birds from all over Alaska. We are better known now and we are getting birds from places in Alaska I've never heard of.

Cheers