Sunday, December 17, 2006

Bald Eagle #43 arrived


BE 06-43 arrived from Cordova the other day. It also was found caught in a snare trap, but its injuries are minor compared to BE 06-42. I wouldn't be surprised if it's not released after the first of the year as long as no surprises jump out at us.

BTW, BE 06-42 is improving. It's still a little depressed, but as soon as it's strong enough we can move it to a larger outdoor mew. That will help the depression. He'll see other eagles in rehab and will have more room to move around more.

This time last year we had 51 eagles come through the Bird TLC clinic. We have had over 650 other types of wild birds so far this year. We have a 55% release rate (releasing them back to the wild) which is above the national average. Our release rate improves every year (knock on wood).

6 comments:

LauraHinNJ said...

Kudos to you on that release rate, Dave!

Susan Gets Native said...

Good work, Dave! Keep it up!

Dave said...

Thanks ladies. We have an excellent volunteer base and a very tallented rehab director to thank for that.

Bird Advocate said...

If there is a heaven, you've won your wings by rehabbing these awesome symbols of our nation. Seeing them given a second chance has brought tears to the eyes of one old veteran.
Thank you.

Dave said...

Thanks BA

danceswithmoths said...

may you lift our prayers up to Creator with your wings B41- for you are sacred, even in death.