Thursday, September 07, 2006

Give TLC your tired, hungry, dirty eagles

We got this fellow (BE 06-38) in from Dutch Harbor a couple of nights ago. We believe he's an older bird, but we aren't sure. His clavicle is exposed on his right side with a thin layer of scab covering it. We belive this is an old injury that hasn't healed properly. He is under weight, dirty and won't eat on his own.

Cindy wants for him to get plenty of rest and tube feed twice a day. She'll re-exam him after she returns from a trip on Wednesday. Hopfully by then he starts eating on his own again. If he is getting stronger, maybe an x-ray to see what else is going on there.

5 comments:

Susan Gets Native said...

Poor dirty eagle! It looks like he has been sprinkled with cinnamon!Hope you guys can work some bird-magic with him.

LauraHinNJ said...

He does look sad.

I'd be interested to hear more about how he was found, although I'd guess that doesn't much matter to you, only that you get him strong and healthy.

Dave said...

We are trying to some magic Susan.

Laura, he was found by a USF&W officer in Dutch Harbor. He noticed him not flying.

robin andrea said...

He looks so forlorn. His eyes seem cloudy and sad. I hope you guys fix him and get him flying again.

Britt said...

I was there while he was being fed and he seemed to appreciate Cindy's special recipe for his feeding. :) Hopefully he'll get his strength back soon!