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Reminder for FledgeFest 2017

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Only six days left until FledgeFest 2017.  Saturday, July 8, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.  The weather will be great!!

Since I'm sure everyone did not read the official invitation or forgot what it said, I guess I need to bring it to everyone's attention again that there will be a SILENT AUCTION so please come prepared to bid on something as FledgeFest is our annual fundraiser. 

It's free to attend and the Donations box will be on the table but we hope to raise some needed funds via the silent auction. We've never done one previously but through the 12 years that we've had the eagle cameras, some people have donated items to us in lieu of money in the hopes that we can eventually sell them to raise money for HWF.

Please remember that if you are planning to come that I need to be informed.  Please email me at karen@hancockwildlife.org The name badges will be printed this week and we also need to know how many are coming.  Also if you are bringing finger food please let us know what type so we know what we need to purchase..

I believe that Christian Sasse will be doing a live broadcast from FledgeFest on YouTube so watch for that.  So those of you who cannot attend in person can still join in on some of the fun.  The link to it will probably be posted on the FF thread when that happens. 

After FledgeFest you will be able to find pictures of the event on the thread here:

http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/viewtopic.php?topic=985804#985804

Thanks and we look forward to seeing and meeting a lot of you on Saturday.
 

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Story of hawk’s eagle family winging its way around globe

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/ Times Colonist

June 28, 2017 06:00 AM

Richard Watts / Times Colonist

June 28, 2017 06:00 AM

Birdwatchers flock to the site of a nest in Sidney that's home to a most unusual family: a red-tailed hawk, two adult eagles and three eaglets.

The story of a red-tailed hawk fostered by a family of bald eagles in Sidney is reaching beyond the world of bird watchers and wildlife biologists.

Rare migrant birds often attract enthusiastic hobbyists who will travel great distances to gain another checkmark on their life lists of species spotted.

Read the rest of the story here:

http://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/story-of-hawk-s-eagle-family-winging-its-way-around-globe-1.20797986

The story of a red-tailed hawk fostered by a family of bald eagles in Sidney is reaching beyond the world of bird watchers and wildlife biologists.

 

/ Times Colonist

June 28, 2017 06:00 AM

/ Times Colonist

June 28, 2017 06:00 AM

 

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Spunky the Hawklet Flies Back to the Eagle Nest

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Since Spunky fledged on June 22 many have wondered if the little hawk was able to make it back to the eagle nest where it was raised.  I am thrilled to say yes and it has been fed in the nest as well. It is really part of the big eagle family there with three huge 10 wk. old eaglets.

Outstanding photographs from today taken by Terry Venables can be seen on his blog here:

http://www.naturalimagescanada.ca/blog

You can see photos and videos in our forum thread for the Roberts Bay nest in Sidney, BC here:

http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/viewtopic.php?topic=1002544#1002544

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'Spunky' the Hawklet Fledges from Eagle Nest

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Sorry, folks, in our excitement yesterday I forgot tannounce that the little hawklet, whom we named Spunky, fledged from the eagle nest where it was raised by bald eagles.

Here's the story in today's Victoria, BC Times Colonist paper:

http://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/hawk-raised-by-eagles-makes-its-first-flight-1.20747193

Here's a link to amazing photos of Spunky flying from the beach tree back to the nest tree this morning.  Right now he is sitting just a few feet below this nest.  Terry Venables has an amazing site full of wonderful photos concerning the Roberts Bay nest saga of 2017.  He is an amazing photographer.

http://www.naturalimagescanada.ca/blog

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Latest Pics from Roberts Bay Nest with Hawklet

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We've named the little hawklet 'Spunky' because it so fits his/her personality.  Here are the latest photos from the nest taken this morning by Terry Venables.

http://www.naturalimagescanada.ca/blog

Spunky is now doing what we call 'branching' but s/he has not yet left the nest tree.  That is when the flying is considered 'fledging' for the first time.

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