Sunday, September 26, 2010

It's getting close to Holloween, we got lots of owls

This guy came in tonight from Nikiski. Dr Doty at PET ER helped get it settled down for the night. Broken left humerus.

This is what the guy on top looks like when he gets well. This guy is working on his flight strength.

Here's Snappy, a short eared owl from Bethel. He's getting his hunting skills back.

This great horned owl came in from Soldotna. It's recovering from a broken wing.
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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Eagle Presenter Training

Daryl has been working with Hal for the past few weeks and things seem to be going well. Hal has been with us since 1989. Daryl has presented the red tail hawk and osprey.

I've been working with Petra for a couple months now. Things are coming along pretty good. It's a lot of fun working with these magnificent birds.
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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

United Way Day of Caring

Employees of ConocoPhillips Alaska lent a helping hand to help improve the Bird TLC property as they participated in the United Way Day of Caring, one of the largest corporate volunteer events in Anchorage. Held on Sept. 9, the Day of Caring was an opportunity for volunteers to donate several hours, materials or goods to a special Anchorage project.

Over a dozen ConocoPhillips employees helped cut down trees and clear brush from the release area overlooking Potter Marsh. This area is where we release birds back to the wild. Over the past few years it has become overgrown with trees and brush and it has made it a little tough for them to maneuver through the opening.

Thanks to the ConocoPhillips who did an awesome job. Also, thanks to Alaska Industrial Hardware who donated tools and safety supplies and MacDonald Waste Industries who had fantastic service in such short notice.

All of the trees and brush that was removed was taken to the Anchorage Wood Lot for recycling.

Top 2 photos by Britt Coon / Bird TLC

Check out more of Britt's photos of this event here.