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 Post subject: WILDLIFE CONSERVATION & REHABILITATION ~ 2012-2013
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What a beautiful bird and a great story..Thanks Beans..

.I went to the YouTube channel...I'll have to remember to follow this recent arrival...poor thing..



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I found this in my email and thought it was pretty interesting
Wildlife Center of Virginia’s Position on Lead Toxicity in Raptors


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I received this information in an email today about banded falcon, Mindy, from the LTV (Mittal) Steel plant near Cleveland, OH [Lake Erie] found injured in Whiting in northern Indiana. Prognosis is good.

Our thanks to Elizabeth who braved the cold to rescue this peregrine! :girlyes:


Sunday, January 29, 2012

Elizabeth Kurella was on her way to mass at St. John’s Church when she observed an injured banded Peregrine Falcon standing in the middle of the street at Lincoln Avenue and 119th Street. She corralled it onto the sidewalk against St. John’s Gymnasium Building at about 11:30 a.m. and started making calls for help save it including one to JoAnn Palko. She was freezing, not dressed for the outdoors, but was staying with the bird until it could be rescued. JoAnn called me, Skip Gehring and others, but my land line was busy.

After she reached me, I immediately went to rescue the bird and saw Elizabeth with a group of teenaged boys guarding the falcon. Using my long handled net, the bird was captured by a man who grabbed the net from me and netted the falcon. We put it in a box and in my car for safe keeping.

I made some calls to see if any Porter County birders were in the area to take it to Dr. Reed’s clinic, but no luck and then called the Michigan City IDNR office. The dispatcher contacted Conservation Officer Terri Arlandson who was starting her shift in the Kankakee River area and said she would pick up the falcon. She picked up the bird at my house at about 3:50 p.m.

Terry called me Monday morning to say she kept the bird overnight and it drank water from an eye dropper and delivered it to Dr. Lawrence Reed at the Westchester Animal Clinic. The leg band colors and numbers were called into John Castrale, Nongame Bird Biologist with the Indiana Division of Fish and Wildlife in Mitchell, IN.

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“A Conservation Officer reported an injured falcon (1687-02147, b/g S/26) near downtown Whiting (Lake County), Indiana, on 1/29/2012. It was taken to a vet (Lawrence Reed, Westchester Animal Clinic) who noted a fresh wing fracture, but the prognosis for release is good.

According to the Midwest database, this bird (female named Mindy) was banded as a nestling in 2008 at the LTV (Mittal) Steel plant near Cleveland, OH [Lake Erie]. There are no reports of her being encountered away from the banding site. There are several peregrine nests sites in the Whiting area (near Lake Michigan), but this bird has not been identified at any of them.”

It was assumed to be connected to falcon nesters at the Whiting BP Refinery, so it was a big surprise to learn it migrated here from the Lake Erie area. When the bird has healed, it will be released back in Whiting.

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:hapdance: This is great news thanks so much gigi please keep us updated :hapdance:

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What a beautiful bird and a great story..Thanks Beans..

.I went to the YouTube channel...I'll have to remember to follow this recent arrival...poor thing..




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Thanks for the reminder, Jazzel. . .so I went looking. .. here's the latest video of Semi (as of Jan. 14)



the Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society also have a great Facebook page. . .and today they posted pics of Semi standing by "her pool"..

BTW. . .she ended up having a broken pelvis..

Another tidbit of information, MARS (Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society) is the rehabilitation group that examined Phoenix (Hornby nest) after her death. MARS is also working with Hornby to set up a new eagle cam at Courtenay, Vancouver, BC. I'm not sure if it will be live as of this season. . .and I'm not sure I'll remember to keep checking on the status. . . :biggrin:

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SEMI'S update 1/31/12 :smilehat:



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:flirty: Thanks for posting that, Jazzel. . .I think I have fallen in love with Semi!!!!

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skygirlblue wrote:
:flirty: Thanks for posting that, Jazzel. . .I think I have fallen in love with Semi!!!!


I've fallen in love with MARSbirds...they are great. As you know, I'm Osprey, but this organization has taken my heart.

You can subscribe to their YouTube cannel, as I have :girlluv:


Check out Blondie :hapdance:



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Searching for strong backs to aid ospreys on the East End
A local environmental group is organizing a volunteer project to help the osprey population by installing new poles and repairing some existing ones before nesting season begins next month.

Kate Fullam of the Southold-based Group for the East End, the lead group organizing the nesting platform project, said most poles on the North Fork were put up by individuals, but few have been maintained. Her group’s goal is to repair or install a pole in each of the five East End towns.

“We’re in the process of developing a long-term monitoring program to evaluate existing poles and to figure out where new poles are needed,” she said. “Right now, we’re looking for volunteers with strong backs.”

Many poles are made from 25-foot black locust trees and placed in marshes, where the soft ground and high winds are common causes of poles leaning and becoming unstable.

Since the spring nesting season begins in mid-March, pole repairs are usually scheduled in February.

“If a pole is leaning, a nest could be at risk and fall off,” Ms. Fullam said. “We will usually dig out one side, push the pole back up straight and refill the hole for support.”

In addition to repairing nesting sites, Ms. Fullam said her group plans to install new poles. So far, one is planned to go up in Aquebogue near Reeves Creek and another is needed by Scallop Pond in Southampton.

Eastern Long Island, according to the Group for the East End, had been home to the world’s largest population of ospreys, often called fish hawks. But in the 1960s, DDT in pesticides made shells of osprey eggs thin and brittle, and numbers of the large fish-eaters declined sharply throughout the country. After DDT was banned in the early 1970s, the birds have been making a comeback.

For more information about the project or to volunteer, call (631) 765-6450, extension 208.


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Kitten, glad to know their platforms are monitored for damage.


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Kitten, glad to know their platforms are monitored for damage.

I was thinking that also I wonder why the people that did put them up aren't the ones fixing them.
Oh well at least they are getting fixed thats the main thing

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Semi's moving up in the world!!!



I loved watching Blondie's release. .. thanks Jazzel

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LOL. .. . nobody was listening to her. . .they were too busy ooooing and ahhhhhhing over that cutie!!!

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SEMI'S release today :hapdance: :ohyes:



Bonus..Great Blue Heron...just amazing :girlluv:



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LOL, Jazzel. . .I just came to post this great news!!! What a wonderful success story!!! Semi is a cutie!!!!

. . .and so sweet about the heron. . .ahhhhhh

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