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 Post subject: Re: HOG ISLAND, ME~2016-2017
PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:04 pm 
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:sum8: OOOPS! Rachel has not left on her migration ... all 3 seen this morning. And most likely she was the 2nd osprey with Steve that was dive bombing the eagle that wandered into their territory yesterday.


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Rachel did leave for migration about a week ago. Unfortunately, Steve and Bailey were in an aerial fight this am with a bald eagle and Bailey went down in the H2O, I think. She was rescued, dried and released, however she went down again in the H2O and rescued once more. Off to a rehabber who wants to keep her a few days for ATB'S for wounds that were deeper than once perceived. Hog Island is hoping to get her back before Steve leaves, so she will have continued support and education from him. I do not believe I have ever witnessed any bird go through so much in their first season of life as Bailey. Hoping she can pull through and as she is banded, we will become aware of a wonderful life for this osprey!! At the sites are videos of the fight and rescues, however I am unable to bring them over and am hoping someone will. There is also a photo of one very scared, wet, Bailey!!


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k, I give up!


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 Post subject: Re: HOG ISLAND, ME~2016-2017
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I have spent approx 40 minutes attempting to bring this Bailey update posted by Poppy from Steve Kress. I was unable to copy in entirety, but the rest of message is asking for patience from Bailey's followers. It certainly is concerning as Bailey has an "old" ulnar fx! I was never able to retrieve the 2 videos showing the eagle attack and both rescues. Was hoping to bring them here for documentation of this site. Bailey, if I could fly with you for the migration, I would. I am hoping you will heal and make your inaugural migration and return to us again and again ... I will leave the lights on and watch for any signs of you ... :flirty:

"Dear Osprey Cam Community:
We have just received an update about Bailey from the raptor rehabilitators. The wounds that Bailey received from the recent eagle attacks have healed nicely and are no longer a concern. However, it was noticed that Bailey had a consistent wing droop, so x-rays were taken of the wing. On consultation with several veterinarians experienced with raptor rehabilitation, it was agreed that Bailey has a fracture in her ulna that is about a month old. This may date back to an attack from the Great Horned Owl when she was in the nest. Continued use of her injured wing over the past month has affected healing, evidenced by wing droop and mobility that would likely interfere with hovering, a necessary behavior for an osprey to capture fish. It is their opinion that Bailey is not ready for release and another two weeks of rehabilitation plus physical therapy will improve her chances for successful release. Her wing will be x-rayed after this period and reassessed by veterinarians and next steps determined at that time.


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Thank you so much for the information SWINWK,
It sounds promising we have to keep our fingers crossed. I wonder if they will try and release her before or after migration.
Please keep us updated.
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Bless her heart....so courageous...having dealt with that fracture for possibly a month!! Poor little one. So glad she is in Rehab!!

Thanks for the updates, SWINWK!!

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thank you SWInk :15heartbeat:

I owuld hope they would hold her back as it is getting late, and does she have skill she needs. having said that , We did not think Green girl at Weber would have skills she needed as s she had only been flying 3 weeks when she was injured. when we re-released her. Radisson would not accept her back. It had been to long and look where she is today.

only good thoughts for this sweet osprey. what a year we have had.

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Bev, their plan is to release for migration. Some believe there is time for "heal and release" as the Newfoundland osprey do not leave until October for migration. Also, I have read that Bailey will be able to learn to fish without Steve. Both of these statements I do not fully understand as to why osprey further north wait later to depart and why have we been told the fathers stay with the offspring to "feed" and "teach to fish" after their mothers leave for migration. Do the Newfoundland osprey not travel as far south as other osprey for wintering grounds. I understand they might hatch later and that does affect when they would leave. But, Bailey's time to leave and be successful for her age and abilities would be sooner. I remember reading this season of a newly fledged osprey catching it's own fish and bringing it to the nest to eat while still obviously wet from the dive with photo documentation. Everyone was shocked this fledge was capable of that skill so soon. It was either a nest in the northwest of the USA or one located in the United Kingdom, I do not remember which. I've also read osprey do not do well in captivity.There is so much more for me to learn and understand of the osprey! But, I'm sure pulling for Miss Bailey!! :flirty:


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:flirty: Have a great migration Steve!! Looking forward to seeing you and Rachel in the spring! What a season this has been for you all! Apparently, Steve has not been seen since September 15th. They believe he has left for migration even though they hear the occasional osprey call. I finally was able to get to the bottom of Poppy's message from a few days ago and here is the ending of same:

The feathered Steve wasn't seen since last Friday, so he most probably is on the move. However, on Charlo's nest, Charlie showed up after a period of absence for a couple of days. Bailey has lots of time to recover and start her migration, with or without further care from Steve. In fact, juvies learn to catch fish on their own. Many observations have shown this.


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:sunsmile: From Poppy:

Hog Island's Osprey Season 2017 has come to an end. No more sightings of Steve on his favorite roosting spots; Rachel and Steve are off for a much deserved vacation in South America. May they both find their destinations safe and sound. Remember: To love means to let go.

We will update you regarding the welfare of Bailey as soon as we have information. We know that she is in good hands and everything will be done to ensure a complete recovery.

Return date countdown:
https://www.timeanddate.com...

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Bev, their plan is to release for migration. Some believe there is time for "heal and release" as the Newfoundland osprey do not leave until October for migration. Also, I have read that Bailey will be able to learn to fish without Steve. Both of these statements I do not fully understand as to why osprey further north wait later to depart and why have we been told the fathers stay with the offspring to "feed" and "teach to fish" after their mothers leave for migration. Do the Newfoundland osprey not travel as far south as other osprey for wintering grounds. I understand they might hatch later and that does affect when they would leave. But, Bailey's time to leave and be successful for her age and abilities would be sooner. I remember reading this season of a newly fledged osprey catching it's own fish and bringing it to the nest to eat while still obviously wet from the dive with photo documentation. Everyone was shocked this fledge was capable of that skill so soon. It was either a nest in the northwest of the USA or one located in the United Kingdom, I do not remember which. I've also read osprey do not do well in captivity.There is so much more for me to learn and understand of the osprey! But, I'm sure pulling for Miss Bailey!! :flirty:


thanks SWINK. I am pulling for bailey also. Our osprey in Canada would leave later as do our falcons.they are all back later than USA birds. our falcons are on how much daylight there is , so I would presume ospreys the same.
I am pulling for Bailey also. will probably be able to pick up scraps of fish that others have left behind also. I do nto know if hey ar like eagles, but they gather together and feed.

good luck Bailey. :15heartbeat:

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