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Volunteers pluck errant-flying falcon from Susquehanna at Columbia, PA.

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She riding that kayak like she does it everyday.

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Wilson farmer admits poisoning eagles

Well lets see what this dirtbag gets probation, slap on the hand, or maybe a dismissal he admitted he put the meat out for coyotes it's just as bad as far as I'm concerned

A Niagara County produce farmer faces up to a year in federal prison and a $100,000 fine for inadvertently killing three juvenile bald eagles on his farm, federal authorities reported Friday.

Kirk Canfield, 54, of Wilson, admitted to violating the federal Bald and Gold Eagle Protection Act when he mixed an insecticide – Golden Malrin fly bait – in a pile of meat last August in an attempt to kill coyotes on his farm, according to U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr.

In a statement, Hochul said Canfield put the tainted meat supply at the edge of a cornfield on his farm but it was consumed by three bald eagles, which died. The eagles were photographed last Aug. 22 by an ATV rider who discovered their carcasses “in the immediate vicinity of the contaminated meat pile,” authorities reported.

Canfield carted away the bodies of the eagles and the meat pile sometime later, according to federal officials.

“By placing the contaminated meat pile on his field, the defendant acted with wanton disregard for the consequences of his act,” according to a statement by Hochul’s office.

The bald eagle, which was adopted as the national symbol of the United States in 1782, was listed as endangered in 43 of the 48 contiguous states in 1978 and threatened in the five others – Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin, according to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. The now-banned insecticide DDT was suspected of harming bald eagle eggs, which scientists believe resulted in their disappearance.

When the number of bald eagle nesting pairs began approaching 10,000 in the lower 48 states in 2007, the species was delisted from protection under the federal Endangered Species Act. It remains, however, a federally protected species under the Bald and Gold Eagle Protection Act.

That law was first enacted in 1940 and “prohibits anyone, without a permit issued by the Secretary of the Interior, from ‘taking’ bald eagles, including their parts, nests or eggs,” a U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service statement reported.

The species has experienced a resurgence in Buffalo Niagara, with documented bald eagle nests in several spots along the Niagara River, as well as along the lakes Erie and Ontario shorelines.

Special agents from the Fish & Wildlife Service and state DEC officers investigated the case against Canfield, which led to his plea in federal court before U.S. Magistrate Judge Hugh B. Scott.

Sentencing is scheduled for 10 a.m., Oct. 2.

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Tree holding bald eagle nest cut down
CAPE CORAL, Fla. – State and federal wildlife officials are investigating after a tree that was home to a family of bald eagles was chopped down.

I wonder if this was the nest I watched 5 to 7 years ago. The cam got turned off right after they found that there was no Eaglets that year.


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Osprey was found dangling upside down in a tree, entangled in fishing line


Beverly worked as an assistant in a veterinary hospital for 40 years, so she was pretty comfortable handling the osprey. It was stressed out, which made it easier, she said. :loveshow:

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What killed Knut? Riddle of polar bear's death solved

I remember sharing some of the pictures and videos of Knut years ago, and reading about his death just broke my heart. I am so glad they never gave up on finding out what happened.

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This is "old news" (August 12) but an interesting story - and great pictures!
https://www.audubon.org/news/peregrines ... -apartment


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Thanks KF and Bonbon!!

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FB update & pictures here

We have some sad news to report from our friends at the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation

"The resident adult male Peregrine Falcon at the Statler was found injured on the roof of the Ride Aid on Pearl Street on Friday, 9/4, with a broken wing. They suspect he may have been there for two days, in the heat, before he was found. The Erie Co. SPCA responded and took him in for treatment, but the bones in his wing were beyond repair. He is non-releasable at this point. When he is well enough, he will be transferred to a wildlife rehabilitation/education facility. So, sadly, he will be out of the wild.

His name is “Ojibwa” and he was hatched at the Landmark Building in Akron, OH in May 2003. When he arrived at the Statler in 2008, at 5 years old, he was identified by his leg bands. He has been the resident male ever since, producing 29 young falcons with his mate (a non-banded female) in his 8 years as the resident male. I’ve attached a couple photos of him from the past few years. He was a good falcon dad, and he’ll be missed.

Hopefully, it will not take long for the female to find a new mate. Buffalo lies along a major migration route, and she should have no trouble attracting someone new. If you notice a second bird hanging around, please let us know. It would be good to know when a new male arrives."

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Here's a great Osprey foster chick story!
http://www.conservewildlifenj.org/blog/ ... e-at-life/


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Here's a great Osprey foster chick story!
http://www.conservewildlifenj.org/blog/ ... e-at-life/


OMG that brought tears to my old eyes. How wonderful for the little one. Thank you so much for bringing the story here bonbon. Shows us humans can learn from nature. :loveshow:

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Man who killed two bald eagles: 'It is time for me to grow up'
By LEVI PULKKINEN Seattlepi.com Published: Sep 10, 2015 at 8:44 PM PDT



SEATTLE -- A Marysville man who broke the skulls of two injured bald eagles before trying to sell their carcasses says it's time for him to "grow up."
Shane Moses was crabbing on Puget Sound when he came upon the injured female eagles. Hoping to make some money selling the birds to a taxidermist, Moses beat them both with a gaff. One died immediately while the other was later euthanized.
Turned in to police after landing his boat, Moses, 45, was prosecuted federally in the Dec. 27, 2013, incident. He initially denied clubbing the birds but has since pleaded guilty.
Prosecutors and Moses are prepared to ask for a 60-day jail term for the killings when he is sentenced Friday morning at U.S. District Court in Seattle. Writing the court, Assistant U.S. Attorney Seth Wilkinson asserted Moses destroyed two animals treasured by many.
"Bald eagles are sacred to tribal members, to the broader community of the Northwest, and to the United States," Wilkinson said in court papers.
Moses, the prosecutor continued, "not only killed two magnificent birds - he disrespected all of the communities that hold them sacred."
According to court papers, Moses was crabbing in Tulalip Bay when he found the female eagles floating. He clubbed both birds, breaking their skulls and dumping them in a bucket.
Moses then asked a friend to drive him to a taxidermist in the hope that the taxidermist would buy the eagles. Tulalip Tribal Police were tipped off and seized the eagles.
Tribal authorities referred the matter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Moses was indicted in April and pleaded guilty the following month to violating a federal anti-poaching law.

In Moses' case, the standard sentence for his crimes extended to nearly 2½ years. But prosecutors and the defense agreed Moses' current and past crimes stem from addiction. It's hoped that court supervision will encourage Moses to clean up.
Writing the court on his client's behalf, defense attorney Gabriel Banfi described Moses as remorseful and ready to change.
"He now clearly understands that his life abusing alcohol and drugs must end," Banfi said in court papers.
"In his own words," Banfi continued, "he understands that 'it is time for me to grow up.'"
Moses has lived his entire life on the Tulalip Tribes reservation. His life has been marked by extreme poverty - the trailer where he and his wife live didn't have running water. He has made several attempts at drug and alcohol treatment in the past 14 years, without success.
Wilkinson described Moses' crime as one driven in part by "economic desperation" as well as drug and alcohol abuse.
"This was not a calculated crime but appears instead to be an impulsive one that was the product of a confluence of factors," the prosecutor told the court.
Moses is scheduled to be sentenced Friday morning by U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman. He's been jailed since May and will likely be released immediately if Pechman imposes the requested 60-day sentence. Prosecutors and the defense have asked that he spend two years under court supervision.

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This is a great video showing that "imping" is an awesome thing to help birds

Burned osprey released following feather implant surgery (PHOTOS, VIDEO)


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Tree holding bald eagle nest cut down
CAPE CORAL, Fla. – State and federal wildlife officials are investigating after a tree that was home to a family of bald eagles was chopped down.

I wonder if this was the nest I watched 5 to 7 years ago. The cam got turned off right after they found that there was no Eaglets that year.


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:sum9: "The eagles moved from the nest in the tree to the tower," he said, adding that the pair were actually chased out by great horned owls. "From the beginning of the investigation, we had questions." - See more at:

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Interesting article about satellite tracking p.falcons:
http://www.ccbbirds.org/2015/09/21/the-wanderers/


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Eagle hit by vehicle in Pike county. This is the same county that the falcons live in @ IPL Petersburg.



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There is a good & bad update on Herbert the falcon at Wisconsin Humane FB site & a awesome photo, you can see the wing will never be the same but he is in great hands and going to be a wonderful ambassador.

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Hiker Found Guilty In Alaska In Tripping Traps That Killed Bald Eagle and Endangered Hikers
She said that she decided to spring the other traps to protect her dog and nearby hikers. A wildlife officer gave her a citation for springing the traps in violation to state law.

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http://www.villamars.com/2015/10/hiker- ... ed-hikers/

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Thanks, kittenface - that p.falcon is a Beauty!
and... the 'trapping' article is CRAZY! Very interesting!


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Fishing for a falcon?
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5:58 PM, Oct 20, 2015
6:02 PM, Oct 20, 2015
sports | recreation | franchise | fishing and boating

Jim Parks and Bob Kelley had planned to fish last Wednesday for dolphin, or maybe a wahoo, and if they were really lucky, perhaps they would catch a blue marlin. But neither could have ever imagined they would catch what they did.

At about 6:45 a.m., they cast netted a couple dozen finger mullet near Stan Blum Memorial Boat Ramp in Fort Pierce and headed out Fort Pierce Inlet. They decided to steer southeast towards the 10A Buoy, a large red navigation buoy that marks the sandy Capron Shoal located about three miles off South Beach.

It’s a spot well-known to hold schools of bait like blue runners, threadfin herring and sometimes cigar minnows and Spanish sardines. But Parks and Kelly saw something odd in the water.

“It looked like a bird in the water, and it was obviously struggling,” said Parks of Vero Beach. “It looked like it had an injured wing or two injured wings, and we didn’t know if it had been hooked or not.”

They grabbed a long-handled landing net and reached to scoop the small bird out of the water, but Parks said it grabbed the net.

“It seemed very happy to get out of the water,” he said.

Neither man is an ornithologist, and didn’t really know what kind of bird it was, but they knew it was not a seabird. They knew it was a bird of prey.

“We decided to take it in and began trying to hail the Coast Guard to find out what to do,” Parks said.

No one on the radio was much help, but the men took the unknown bird to Pelican Yacht Club on the Fort Pierce Inlet. There, dockmaster Vonnie Lofton told them it was a peregrine falcon, the fastest flying bird in the world. Falcons are not normally found near open water, nor are they found hunting or eating fish. They normally eat other birds and bats, and catch their prey in mid-air.

A City of Fort Pierce Animal Control officer responded to Lofton’s call to assist with the injured falcon. They took it to Creature Safe Place, a wild animal hospital in western St. Lucie County.

Since Wednesday, the falcon has been working its way back to better health, said director Winnie Burns.

“Falcons are morning birds, so each morning we’ve been allowing it the opportunity to leave,” she said. “It hasn’t yet, but it has been perching comfortably and seems to be getting around much better.”

Burns said Parks and Kelley are to be commended for making a save of such a special bird in extremely unusual circumstances.

“This is very interesting case with a gorgeous bird,” she said. “I have no idea how it even was where they found it, but you never know what’s floating by out there in the Gulf Stream. It may have been migrating — there are many birds doing that this time of year — but it’s a funny thing what divine intervention is.”

Burns said perhaps the bird had a touch of poison, she isn’t sure. She said Tuesday she believes it will be able to return to the wild some day this week.


They don't seem to know to much about raptors, (my opinion and remember its just my opinion) they need to get hold of an expert, before letting IT decide when to go.


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