Saturday, June 20, 2009

A normal day at the flight center

Britt and I went to the flight center on Friday to feed our feathered friends and to get Adolph, a bald eagle and bring him back to the clinic. He's being released on Saturday, yeah!

One of our electrocution birds that we call Gomes had a feather caught on his beak. In the photo at left he looks like he's balancing it on his beak. He can be a goof ball.

Enlarge the owl photo and look at its right eye. The spider isn't actually on his eye, but right in front of it.

The mature bald is Adolph. He has absolutely nothing wrong with him. He just likes to hold his right wing out when he's perched. He flies beautifully. We brought him back to the clinic a few months back and took x-rays, did a full exam to include blood and found no reason for him to be doing that. Since he flies well and is in good health, he gets released.

We had to do some repairs on the netting in one cell. We're taking a rough-legged hawk out next week to get some flight time and maybe start Mouse U in a couple weeks. In another cell a cable had got some slack in it and we needed to tighten that up. That place is getting old and needs some attention.

It was time to take out the trash and head out. As I got to the door I yelled for Britt to get her camera. Mom and young moose were moseying by. So the trash got to wait. One thing you don't do is get between mom and her baby.

Just another day.






Photo Credit: Britt Coon / Bird TLC



6 comments:

Britt said...

All in a day at the flight center. Never a dull moment as you never know what to expect. :)

Susan Gets Native said...

Maybe Adolph is just right-handed.
Or calling for a cab?
:)

That feather balanced on Gomes' beak. That is precious.
And that spider has a death wish.

Abe Lincoln said...

I love these photographs. It is where they are at that is beautiful. People who care for animals, especially those who seldom get any care or thought, except when hunted, should get something special from the good Lord.

Dave said...

Britt - That's the truth!

Susan - I figured he was signaling right turns. Gomes is a character. Braves spider I ever saw.

Abe - I'm a big fan of Britts photography. You can see more at www.akbritt.com .

Meggie said...

You know how I love those moose!

Dave said...

Meggie - Oh yes I do. :)