Saturday, February 10, 2007

Eagle swap around

Cindy our Rehab Director stole me away from my auction planning last week to help shuffle some birds around. We were getting full at the clinic and some of the young eagles were getting pretty rowdy. They needed to go to our flight center to get their flying strength back and burn off some built up energy. These birds aren't far from being released.

We also needed to bring a redtailed hawk back to the clinic from the flight center. It had been eating too well and was getting fat. It's almost ready for release, the problem is migration. The states we would like to send it to for release have so many requirements and so much paperwork, that by the time we comply, migration would have brought them back up here. Nevada just said no.

We'll just wait until the time is ready here.

4 comments:

robin andrea said...

What great photos, Dave. Those young ones do look like they want to stretch those wings.

Duncan said...

Strangled in red tape, Dave, too much of it nowadays.

Susan Gets Native said...

Stupid bureaucracy.
For the first time in months, we actually have a mew that's empty! It's weird.
Oh, it would be so exciting to get an eagle at our center. We couldn't keep it, but it would be neat to have for a few days.
(We don't have a flight cage big enough for an eagle)

Dave said...

Your right Robin. They are ready to go now.

It is frustrating sometimes Duncan.

Get the materials Susan and I'll come help build one. :)