Saturday, April 11, 2009

Just visiting

With the possible irruption of Mount Redoubt we have taken in a few visitors. Jack and Notch are both part of Elmendorf AFB memorials. They are non-releasable birds due to different injuries. They normally can be viewed everyday where they have a nice large mew, but it has large open walls on 2 sides not allowing protection from ash. Also, Jack stays mostly on the ground and they don't want him stirring up the ash and inhaling it.

They've been at the Bird TLC flight center on Camp Carroll. At first they were kept inside, but with their stay being longer than expected they were moved outside. Here they have a cell to themselves that's 25' wide by 20' tall by 75' long. They have protection from the weather to include ash if we get any. The caretakers from Elmendorf have access whenever they want, but to give them a break the TLC crew at the flight center are feeding them when they take care of the other eagles that are there.

We hope they are enjoying their stay!


dAwN said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. As you can see I have added you to my blogroll.
I find it amazing what you do to rehab these birds!
Great work..
Thanks for posting about all that you do here.

Susan Gets Native said...

I hope they enjoy their stay, too!
(If only they knew what we went through to keep them safe and happy....)

Dave said...

Thank you Dawn. I can't visit most blogs as often as I'd like to, but yours is on my list. I'd love to roam the US in a rv.

Susan - Sometimes I think they do know. :)

Bird Advocate said...

Do you know what it takes to make an old combat vet cry? The thought of those great birds grounded will do it to me every time. Thank you for feeding them and giving them all the quality of life you can.
I'll link to your blog and give you a reference, and donation. It's the least I can do.

Dave said...

Thanks BA from an old combat vet!

Bird Advocate said...

From one to another then, Brother, thank you for your service and welcome home!