Saturday, January 15, 2011

Bald Eagle #7

This young guy was fished out of one of the bays in Kodiak. When he arrived at Bird TLC it still had a pretty full crop and was really soaking wet.
Here' Cindy Palmatier is smelling its breath to make sure the food still in its crop hasn't soured.
 
Ginamaria and Cindy tube fed the young guy with a diluted solution of Critical Care. The main idea if for it to help dissolve the food that's in its crop. Brian's holding our guy and afterwards placed him in a warm kennel.
We're getting a lot of eagles in early this year. Everything from airplane hit, snare or trap caught to being fished out of the water.
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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I did it!

After months of practice, studying and observing other presentations, I checked off today on presenting Petra the bald eagle for Bird TLC.
With great help from my mentor Lisa and great support from my friends the day finally came.
 
Petra and I hope to see you at a presentation soon.
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Saturday, January 08, 2011

As the Snowy flies

Back in November, a couple brought in this snowy owl that wasn't doing well. It was very lethargic and obviously hadn't eaten in quite a while.
On Friday Britt and I took him to the flight center to see how it's coming along. It's eating well and all other signs are good. There is some concern about its eye sight, but we'll let it tell us how that's doing.
Right now, it's the only snow that's flying around here. It took off right out of the kennel.
 
A little more time is needed to know for sure how it's doing and if it'll be able to be released. Right now it needs to get its bearings, get it's flight strength back and remember how to hunt.
We'll keep you updated.
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