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UPDATE on the Osprey that was on traffic cam................... :egg20:

Md. Installs Nesting Platform for Osprey Updated: Thursday, April 24 2014, 04:28 PM EDT
Maryland transportation officials have installed a nesting platform for a persistent osprey who built nests that blocked traffic cameras by the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Maryland Transportation Authority spokesman Tamory Winfield says crews installed a platform Thursday near the camera where the bird most recently tried to nest. He says the platform is secured over the shoulder of Route 50, not the roadway, to make it safer for any future chicks. Officials got U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service permission to remove the nest last week since it didn't contain eggs or young birds. But Winfield says after the third removal, officials decided to lure the bird to another spot. People can check the osprey's progress for 15 minutes at noon Mondays through Thursdays when a camera is turned toward the platform. AP-WF-04-24-14 1751GMT


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Great news. :sum9: So glad they made accommodations for the osprey and didn't just keep tearing down the nests.

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Bald eagle crashes into boat on I-94
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Scott and Marilyn Kregness of Tower, Minn., got the surprise of a lifetime just before 9 a.m. on Friday when a bald eagle used interstate highway speeds to take up residence in a fire boat they were transporting from Florida to northern Minnesota.

As the couple crossed over the Red Cedar River on I-94 near Menomonie, Marilyn commented, “The trip was uneventful up to this point.” Then the eagle dove across the top of the pickup truck they were driving and crashed through the shrink-wrapped boat near the pilot house.

“We do a lot of traveling, and I’ve never had anything like this,” Scott said.

An initial look over the crash site revealed a hole in the shrink wrap, but no blood or feathers, so the couple kept going. But a gentleman following them on the interstate pulled up beside them with his lights flashing and signaled for them to pull over. After pulling into the Menomonie rest stop, the other driver told Scott and Marilyn the eagle was still inside the boat.

Scott opened cover on the boat and crawled around to the back where he found the eagle down between the two motors, alive and upright.

“I thought at highway speeds it probably would have killed the bird,” Scott said. “The shrink wrapping on the boat must have softened the blow to the bird.”

At that point, a new realization hit the couple: “What do we do with this big eagle that’s not very happy.”

After a couple of unsuccessful attempts to reach Department of Natural Resources contacts, Scott connected with Patti Stangel of Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release, Inc., in Colfax.

“Within 25 minutes, Patti was here to take the bird out of the back of the boat,” Scott said.

Other than a little bleeding in the mouth, the eagle appeared to be in good health – as was the boat.

Stangel said after the bird is examined, it will be released again into the wild, assuming it is in good health. If not, it will be sent to the Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota.

Scott and Marilyn continued the trip towards Soudan, Minn., where Scott has suggested that Breitung Fire Department Chief Steve Burgess name the boat Eagle One.

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HOPE THE EAGLE DOES WELL. HE LOOKS GREAT IN THE PHOTO! LOVE HEARING ABOUT PEOPLE MAKING THE EFFORT TO ASSIST ANIMALS IN NEED! :clap: THANKS FOR POSTING KITTENFACE :egg19:


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GREAT NEWS ABOUT WILEY :egg20:

Rare Peregrine Falcon Nears Release after Rehab
TWIN FALLS • He spent the winter dining on frozen quail, but next week Wiley must hunt again with the steep aerial dives that make peregrine falcons the fastest animals on the planet.



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Great news. I love they are inviting the gentleman who found Wiley to the release. Thanks for sharing KF!

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This just makes me want to scream, find these A-holes & castrate them

Help sought in investigation into illegal killing of eight bald eagles, one golden eagle in area
NEWS/ WILDLIFE — The Conservation Officer Service is requesting the public’s assistance in their investigation into the illegal killing of nine eagles in the Kamloops area.
B.C. Conservation Officer Service
Eight Bald Eagles and one Golden Eagle were found in March with their heads, feet, tail feathers and wings removed. The eagle carcasses were discovered in a ditch near a well-used public road.
Under the Wildlife Act, it is an offence to possess, take, injure, or destroy an eagle or its eggs, or the nests when occupied by an eagle or egg. These recent poaching incidents threaten the safety of the eagle population and the public.
The Conservation Officer Service is investigating to find those responsible. The investigation is supported by the RCMP and the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Report all Poachers and Polluters (RAPP) line at 1 877-952-7277 or online at: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/cos/rapp/form.htm.
The B.C. Wildlife Federation pay rewards up to $5,000 for information leading to the conviction of persons who have violated laws related to the protection of fish, wildlife or the environment.

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Pittsburgh eagles at risk from rat poison :furious:

By Mary Ann Thomas and Bob Bauder
Published: Monday, May 5, 2014, 5:15 p.m.
Updated 6 minutes ago
The Pennsylvania Game Commission and local eagle watchers are concerned that the Pittsburgh bald eagle family could ingest rat poison that has been and will be used in killing the vermin in a nearby Hazelwood recycling center.
A federal judge approved the sale of the recycling center on Monday to GGMJS LLC., a Pittsburgh holding company, and ordered the company to clean up all waste on the property at 50 Vespucius St. and address a rat problem caused by the waste.
Rat poisons can kill eagles and other raptors if the raptors eat prey that has consumed the poison, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
The eagle pair in Pittsburgh's Hays neighborhood, the first pair to nest in the city in more than 150 years, is about three-quarters of a mile from the recycling center.
They have been dining on rats.
In just the last week, the parents have brought three rats to their three hatchlings, according to Ron Bires of Swissvale, a volunteer monitor of the eagle nest for the National Aviary.
Bill Powers, president of the company that set up the Pittsburgh eagle nest webcam with the Pennsylvania Game Commission, said, “The chances of the eagles picking up one of these rats could be pretty high.”
While eagles are best known for their keen fishing abilities, they are scavengers that will go after road kill and other dead or dying animals. The adult eagles frequently perch in the sycamores by the recycling center and hunt in the area, according to observers.
Kirk B. Burkley, attorney for GGMJS, said the company intends to kill the rats with poisoned bait. He said he was unaware that nearby eagles were feeding on rats around the recycling center.
“You can't win,” Burkley said, after a three-hour bankruptcy hearing Monday. “The county health department is requiring us to do that.”
Guillermo Cole, Allegheny County Health Department spokesman, previously said the health department in March put poisoned bait around the center due to rat complaints.
“Obviously we prefer that they not use poison but we have no legal authority to stop them from doing that,” said Tom Fazi, information and education supervisor for southwest region of the Pennsylvania Game Commission.
“The only thing we can do is to reach out to whomever is in charge and tell them the ramifications of putting poison on the ground not just for the potential impact on the eagles, which is obviously our concern, but other wildlife and pets,” Fazi said.
According to Maria Wheeler, a Duquesne University researcher who has studied eagles, there have been a number of studies on the effects of rat poisons.
“Bald eagles are opportunistic scavengers and carrion is an easy-catch meal,” she said. “An excess of poisoned rat carcasses could be a problem for any urban animals including the bald eagles or even neighborhood cats, dogs, and other pets.
Hazel Blackman of Hazelwood said residents want rid of the rats immediately.
“If they don't want the rats poisoned, set up traps and trap them,” said Blackman, who also serves as president of Action United's Hazelwood chapter, which organized a protest at the center on Friday. “I don't want to see the eagles get sick, but I don't want to see my children get sick. I think our children are more important than animals.”
Eagle watchers want the company and the local government to find another way to get rid of the rats.
“The eagles are bringing in more rats than usual,” said Annette Devinney, of Penn Hills, eagle enthusiast and amateur photographer.
“Can't they remove the garbage and find another way than using poison?” she asked.
Mary Ann Thomas is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-226-4691 or mthomas@tribweb.com. Bob Bauder is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-765-2312 or bbauder@tribweb.com.
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Rare peregrine falcons born in police custody after smuggling swoop

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Rare peregrine falcons born in police custody after smuggling swoop


Terrible.

Make you wonder where he got the fertilized eggs..


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Courthouse peregrine falcons have laid eggs
PORT CLINTON — The peregrine falcon pair nesting at the Ottawa County Courthouse likely will become parents later this month, officials said.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources and local volunteers found four eggs Tuesday in the nesting box the pair has made its home in the courthouse clock tower, said Jim Adkins, Ottawa County facilities manager.

The group monitoring the box believe the eggs were laid shortly after April 17, which would put the hatch date for the babies at late May, Adkins said.

“I was told the fun really begins about three or four weeks after hatching when the birds start wandering around outside the box on a 60-foot high ledge,” Adkins said. “Then at 6 to 8 weeks, they will start flying around the area.”

In September, the birds will fly south for the winter, he said.

The falcons have generated interest from residents and birders since they showed up at the courthouse in February. A threatened species in Ohio and considered rare in smaller towns, the falcons tend to nest in tall buildings in larger cities, John Windau, spokesman for the ODNR, Division of Wildlife, has said.

The courthouse is the tallest building in Ottawa County, Adkins has said.

The female falcon is named Tricity, and according to her leg band, she was hatched in 2012 in Kentucky. No one has yet been able to read the numbers on the male’s leg band in order to trace his origins, Adkins said.



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KITTENFACE, THANK-YOU FOR YOUR STORIES. I ALWAYS GET SOMETHING OUT OF THEM! :egg14: :egg15: :egg16: :egg18: :egg11: :egg17: :egg19: :egg8: :eggthumbup:


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This place sure sounds familiar, Bangor Maine. Anyone have a clue why it sounds like somewhere we post about
Eagle rescued from Bangor sidewalk suffering from lead, toxin poisoning


http://bangordailynews.com/2014/05/11/o ... ghborhood/

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Article about an eagle nest in Bangor Maine.
Mom eagle fell ill and Dad electrocuted. Both eaglets rescued and are now at a rehab facility Avian Haven.



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:sorrow: FOR THE DAD AND JOY FOR THE MOTHER AND 2 EAGLETS. HOPE SHE MAKES IT!


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Article about an eagle nest in Bangor Maine.
Mom eagle fell ill and Dad electrocuted. Both eaglets rescued and are now at a rehab facility Avian Haven.



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OH my....I read about this female adult on Avian's FB page yesterday...this is the same place where the Male PeFa from the Maine nest was taken!!

Updated pics of Mom and the Babies on their FB page...I hope mom recovers well enough to where they can reunite her with her eaglets....doesn't look like its happened yet...I wonder if she will recognize them.

So very sad that they lost their dad...


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So sweet...I just read mom and babies aren't together yet, but they can see and hear each other!!!

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This is starting to sound to familiar anymore call here call there and then call back after the week-end. Thank goodness for this great guy.

Quick-thinking Harford man saves bald eagle entangled in fishing line

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David Meadows, of Street, was fishing for white perch before dawn Saturday in Susquehanna State Park outside Havre de Grace.
Meadows, 51, found a spot along the Susquehanna River, just upstream from where Deer Creek meets the river, and put his line in the water. Soon he heard a strange sound.
"I could hear something rustling in the trees behind me," he recalled Monday.
Meadows turned back to his fishing, but when he heard the rustling again, he turned to look and saw a "full-grown male bald eagle about 9 feet off the ground."
The eagle was hung up in the trees, its wings tangled in fishing line.
Meadows contacted the Maryland Natural Resources Police, calling the emergency line, 410-260-8888, printed on his fishing license.
He said the dispatcher told him officers only handle such calls Monday through Friday and referred him to the Phoenix Wildlife Center in Baltimore County.
"I was just a little distressed to know nobody was going to come," Meadows said.
With his smartphone, Meadows snapped a picture of the eagle in the tree. He said several blackbirds landed on nearby limbs, and the eagle tried to free himself.
While he was on the phone with the dispatcher, the eagle fell to the ground with the fishing line wrapped around its head, feet and wings, Meadows said.
He approached the eagle and threw his rain jacket over the raptor's head.
"I was a little sketchy about it, because he was really big," Meadows recalled.
He said the eagle struggled at first, but calmed down after about two minutes. Meadows took the fishing line off the bird and then removed his jacket from the eagle's head.
He said the eagle "just kind of stood there and looked at me" for a moment and then flew away.
Meadows said he called the NRP line at 5:47 a.m. Saturday, and he called Phoenix three minutes later.
He said he got a voicemail message, which directed him to another number; he left a message at that number, as well.
He got a call back later Saturday from a Phoenix staffer, who thanked him for his efforts.
The Phoenix Wildlife Center is a nonprofit wildlife rehabilitation facility in Jacksonville, which has permits to take care of various forms of wildlife, including migratory birds and mammals, according to Director Kathleen Woods.
"People bring us [animals] every day, every single day," she said Tuesday.
Woods said Phoenix works with the Natural Resources Police on a regular basis.


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Tuesday, May 13, 2014
OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- A US Fish and Wildlife investigation has found no evidence that federally protected birds were killed outside a post office in Oakland.

There were reports that some black crowned herons were killed during tree trimming May 3 and maybe even put into a wood chipper.

US Fish and Wildlife investigated by checking video, talking to witnesses and inspecting the wood chipper.

The agency released a report saying there's no indication the birds were killed, but it's still investigating.


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