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 Post subject: Re: IN THE NEWS 2017-2019
PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:36 am 
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Peregrine Falcon Released After Rehabilitation
December 17, 2019
Milly — a Peregrine Falcon who was found at Spittal Pond — has been released after receiving rehabilitation and care at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo.
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While our animal care staff have extensive experience with seabirds and small perching birds, raptors are rare accessions into our rehabilitation program and they normally arrive in such bad shape that they seldom survive.

“They require careful handling in captivity due to their ability to seriously injure a caregiver with either a talon or hooked beak designed for tearing up small animals. After initial examinations it was found to be a young female that was extremely underweight. 2 weeks of intensive care by our dedicated staff brought her back up to the weight of an average adult.
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The day before her release she was fitted with a GPS-GSM Solar-Powered Telemetry unit from Cellular Tracking Technologies, purchased by the Atlantic Conservation Partnership, the US based support charity for BAMZ.

“These ‘tags’ are new technology that utilise GSM cellular networks to pinpoint location and other data which is then transmitted for cloud-based accessibility online. The tag has a solar panel and must be small enough to not impede the bird in any way, but large enough to allow for the panel and the hardware needed for the data collection and transmission.
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Article from the LA Times about the Big Bear Eagles. I love the "bonding" picture they selected! :flirty:
The hottest 24/7 reality show in Southern California right now could be called “The Real Bald Eagles of Big Bear Lake.”



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:1val: Saw a reference to this on a chat and thought it was interesting. To think this eagle was shot at one time (not what this article is about, but found when examined) and now has collided with the windshield of a semi traveling down the road and has survived is amazing!! Info shared by chatter (who photographs this eagle), but not in article is: the bullet is in the shoulder that they will leave be, hoping to be released on Tuesday, photographers from site shared photos with rehab to ID her, eggs normally in February, Dad (her mate) has been looking and calling for her. :flirty: I am hoping this female eagle is able to be released as above and reunites with her mate.

From ABC news:

Friday, January 24, 2020 3:23PM
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut (WABC) -- A bald eagle and truck driver avoided a near fatal accident Wednesday when the bird collided with the 18-wheeler on a busy highway in Connecticut, according to police officials.

The female bird was scavenging food along northbound on I-95 near Exit 44 in New Haven when she spotted roadkill and swooped down from a lamppost onto the center lane, officers say, resulting in the blaring horn of an oncoming car that scared her off.

Police say as she flew up to avoid being hit, the bald eagle collided full force with the windshield of the 18-wheeler, shattering it completely.

Scott Burke, the unharmed truck driver, stated that it happened so fast and was one of the scariest things he has encountered in all his 25 years of being a truck driver.

Burke immediately called police after the accident. Authorities say the eagle hung on to the side of the truck cab until a complete stop was made about 1,000 feet later.

In order to avoid any additional collisions, police decided to close down the highway to safely rescue the eagle.

The eagle was rushed off to A Place Called Home, a wildlife rehab center in Connecticut, where it was determined she had no fractures, but did have blood inside of her mouth and trachea. It was also revealed that the bird was shot in the past.

The adult eagle will be released once the rehab center sees her bleeding has subsided.


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Not really in the news, but uncertain as to where to post. From RRP with great illustrations:
How long does it take a bald eagle to lay an egg?

"February 10, 2019 RaptorResource
This blog was first posted on Thursday, February 22, 2018.
While it was written about Mom and Dad Decorah, it applies to all of the eagles we watch"


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