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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:57 pm 
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Is the the I-90 Bridge that C & C always talk about..and that they cover on the Cleveland forum? If it is, I sure hope they are gonna be there tomorrow..

ya gotta go see the pic of Boomer at the top of this article, too...



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Is the the I-90 Bridge that C & C always talk about..and that they cover on the Cleveland forum? If it is, I sure hope they are gonna be there tomorrow..

ya gotta go see the pic of Boomer at the top of this article, too...




...and here's the follow-up report from C & C:
    I-90 Bridge update: I'm thrilled to report that the juvie and at least one adult were spotted by DOW's Laurie and Jenny following the explosion of the remaining parts of the dismantled old I-90 Bridge this morning!! We would assume that both adults are probably okay, since two of the three peregrines were spotted (and if the juvie "sensed" her need to leave the structure one would assume that each adult would have an even more developed sense of danger and would know to depart). The last of the standing parts of the structure were demolished by explosives early this morning (at 6AM). DOW officers met with ODOT workers and all watched from a distance through binocs and spotting scopes. A pre-explosive charge was set off in hopes of "warning" the peregrines of their need to leave the structure, as the juvie has been flying for just less than two weeks and has been perching most often on the old span where the pair has nested through all of their productive years. Chad and I weren't able to attend, but we are so very grateful for Laurie's dedication and determination to do all that she could to watch out for the falcons along with ODOT workers and coordinators (Tom Hyland and so many others that we don't know by name) who were incredibly conscientious in trying to preserve the safety of the birds while exploding the structure. Laurie contacted us to let us know that after the "dust cleared" she and Jenny were able to see the juvie through the spotting scope and then saw an adult fly by the juvie. Additionally, Tom from ODOT let Laurie know that as DOW was moving to a different angle for viewing he saw one adult plucking prey on a top beam of the fallen span, about 30 feet off the ground! It's just amazing how tolerant and resilient these peregrines are! We'll check this site over the next few days to see how they adapt to the final demolition of their nest site (as the fallen pieces that are over the road will be taken apart and removed). Thanks to all who played a part in this... it's a touching example of how human beings can work toward necessary change for a city yet still show respect and concern for the wildlife that is affected by such change!!

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Now THIS is what I call dedication!!!

Saving a Bald Eagle's nest



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Now THIS is what I call dedication!!!

Saving a Bald Eagle's nest



Oh my goodness I just got goosebumps, thanks MA they are wonderful.
And did you here they said they put a cam in it so they could watch online so maybe we will be able to also.
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Great little video, HEROES to this Osprey
Osprey Freed from Clam in Virginia Beach (Video)


video by, adam bollinger

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That was WILD!! But the vid ended too soon...I wonder if it was ok?

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That was WILD!! But the vid ended too soon...I wonder if it was ok?

Here was the story I for got to post this

Jason Strickland of the Denbigh Bird Club and kayaker Amy Angelopoulos rescued an osprey from the grips of a clam in Pleasure House Point Natural Area in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The clam grabbed onto the osprey’s foot and was pulling him down. Adam Bollinger caught the rescue on video:

After the humans freed him, the bird stayed around for a minute to dry off and then flew away.

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That video of the osprey had a happy ending for the bird.
I wonder if the rescuers ate the clam.

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That video of the osprey had a happy ending for the bird.
I wonder if the rescuers ate the clam.

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Application Period For 2014 Peregrine Falcon Trapping For Use In Falconry Is Underway
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

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WOW...how interesting!!! Hats off to the Navy for delaying their trip to Texas...its a shame she couldn't be preserved. It's one of the few ships I actually remember the name of!!!

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...and now for a totally different article written about the conflict between racing pigeon breeders in the UK and birds of prey..

..what I find interesting is one breeder's solution to the problem.Stop encouraging peregrine falcons to nest in urban areas. hmmmm...I'm not sure how much of that is under human control...



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Robotic Raptors to the Rescue

There is a short video & article here that is just amazing,

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Upper West Side condo board wants to evict falcons :furious:
What a bunch of birdbrains.
The board of a swanky condo at 25 Central Park West wants to evict a family of endangered peregrine falcons — including two hatchlings just 3 months old — that are roosting on a millionaire’s windowsill.
The rare raptors first appeared on the ledge outside the bathroom window of parking magnate Steve Nis­lick and his wife, Linda Marcus, in 2010. The peregrines, who mate for life, returned every year since to their nest overlooking the park — but their eggs never hatched.
This spring, Marcus installed a 3-foot-wide nesting box to the perch outside their 32nd-story penthouse at the landmark Century building. The box, weighed down with gravel and bolted to the wall, ensured that the birds and eggs were protected from harsh weather.
On May 10, two chicks were born. Every day, the falcon couple — named Cruiser and Comet — return to the ledge at sunrise to teach their fledglings, ­almost fully grown at 17 inches tall, to hunt.
But condo-board president Mike Kelly says this just won’t fly.
“He’s going to build an illegal falcon’s nest 300 feet above people’s heads,” Kelly said of Nis­lick, an animal activist.
Kelly said the box could fall and injure passers-by.
“Somebody did something without telling us,” Kelly said. “We’re trying to find out what our legal obligations are.”
The building manager, Eric Lyons of Douglas Elliman, has proclaimed that the bird box will get the boot.
Lyons “wants to get rid of it quietly,” fumed Marcus, whose husband founded NYCLASS, the group that wants to ban horse-drawn carriages on animal-cruelty grounds. “When I asked if there was anyone else I could talk to, he said, ‘I’m not at liberty to tell you.’ It’s shocking.”
Lyons hung up the phone on a Post reporter asking for comment.
Apartments in the building, where Amazon.com’s Jeff Bezos and U2’s Larry Mullen Jr. own pads, go for upward of $9.8 million.
Kelly told The Post the nest violates landmarks law and prevents exterior renovations.
A spokeswoman for the Landmarks Preservation Commission said the city will review the box and determine whether Marcus should apply for a work permit.
Cruiser and Comet could ruffle feathers as much as Pale Male and Lola, the city’s famous red-tailed hawks who were evicted from a Fifth Avenue co-op overlooking Central Park.
In 2004, the co-op board caused a furor by removing Pale Male’s nest.
It was eventually reinstalled after negotiations involving the city, the co-op and the New York City Audubon Society.
Peregrine falcons were nearly eradicated by pesticides in the 1960s. There are only about 20 nesting pairs in New York City.
“It’s incredibly special to have peregrines on your windowsill,” said Dr. Richard Fried of Lincoln Square Veterinary Hospital.
“They’re still in danger in our area. This particular pair was only successful after a nest box was put up. It would be a tragedy for them to lose that box.”

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Triple Osprey Rescue And Rehab Ends Well :hapdance:

Great great video & story here:

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Here is a link to sign the petition to save the NYC Central Park West peregrine falcon scrape:

http://chn.ge/1tl4vSZ

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Thanks so much, Bonnie!!! I signed...hope it helps...

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:clap: Make sure to turn your speakers up at the 1:14 mark it is so cool to hear. I watch it a couple times


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