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Officer Rescues 14 Ducklings

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 May 16, 2009 9:14 am US/Pacific






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Call it a "duck and cover" rescue operation on Long Island Friday morning. An officer went above the call of duty to rescue a few ducklings stuck in a sewer grate, CBS station WCBS-TV reports.


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Lucky eagle finds help at rehab centre

Conservation & Preservation
Published: May 19, 2009 7:00 PM
Updated: May 20, 2009 1:08 PM

Last summer, Beth and Urs Schupbach, of Wildlife Raptor Rehabilitation Centre, received a phone call regarding an eagle down on McLeese Lake.

They headed out there and initiated a search, walking up and down the hills on the east side of the lake looking for the eagle.

After failing to locate the bird and being chased by an over-protective dog, they returned to their vehicle to regroup and rethink. The decision was made to start knocking on people’s doors on the west side of the lake to see if anyone had spotted this bird. After a few negative answers, one kind gentleman offered to take Beth and Urs in his boat, and they headed up the lake on the side he had been reported on


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First flights still a few weeks away for Redding's young eagles

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Eaglets sit in their nest Monday at the Turtle Bay Exploration Park.

Eaglets sit in their nest Monday at the Turtle Bay Exploration Park.

Stretching their wings in their shaded nest Monday, the Turtle Bay eaglets are prepping for flight.

But it will be a while before they take off.

Bald eagle experts said it likely will be another two to three weeks, if not longer, before the trio of young eagles fledge. That doesn't mean there won't be plenty for loyal eagle cam viewers to watch until then.

"They'll get out of the nest and stand on branches near the nest," said Bruce Deuel, a retired state Department of Fish and Game biologist.

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Canada criticized for posting Economist's seal article on website

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Published: Wednesday, May 20, 2009 Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government came under attack Wednesday for promoting a British magazine’s accusation that European politicians, who have devastated the Canadian sealing industry by banning seal product imports, are trying to punish “seal-murdering foreigners” for political gain.


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B. C. eagles show off their feathers on webcams nestled in nests

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About 240,000 people tune in daily to watch five young B. C. eagles living in webcam-equipped nests. Three young birds in a nest in Sidney, just outside Victoria, hatched the second week of April. Two other eagles hatched last week on Hornby Island, just off the east coast of Vancouver Island between Nanaimo and Comox.



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