Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
He was also in the Anchorage Daily News.
Things are looking up, but we could use your help. If you would like to donate to help out, please click the donate button below.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
We got about 20 inches of fresh snow last week. Because of the previous heavy frost and the snow was very moist, it accumulated on the netting. The only way to get it down is to knock it down. It's not an easy task, but it needs to be done. Too much snow on the netting will cause it to tear and or collapse.
In the mean time there are still birds in the flight center. We need to keep and eye on them so we don't accidentally harm them or vise versa.
The temps were near 0°f. Gary and Warren were hard at it while I had to come in once or twice to thaw my mustache out.
Erin checked off on Phoenix the osprey on Saturday. I missed it due to work but Cindy took this picture for me. Congrats Erin!
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Some final trimming was still needed before it snapped into place with some Polygrip to help it stay in place.
Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Since he's not releasable, he's going to be at Bird TLC for a while. How long is yet to be determined. Long term rehabilitation can get costly.
This bird is a beautiful fully flighted bald eagle that in time will be even more beautiful. Once he's stable, has his weight up and is proven to be 100% healthy, (minus the injury) then the type of repairs on the beak will be considered.
Cindy Palmatier, Director of Avian Care at Bird TLC is asking the public to help out with the cost of this birds rehabilitation. With the nation being in a recession, donations to Bird TLC are off about 20% this year. The added cost of this birds care can take its toll in other areas of the clinic where the money is desperately needed. Every dollar donated through the donation button bellow will go to this birds care. We know being the holiday season makes it tough, but this guy is a fighter and can use the help.
Monday, December 07, 2009
It's also a permanent injury and this guy is also not releasable. But we can do cosmetic repairs to make him more attractive and to reinforce his upper beak so there isn't further damage done. Right now we're kicking around our options. In the mean time he enjoys a clean mew and fresh salmon.