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Hancock Wildlife Foundation (HWF) was established to further promote the knowledge and understanding of Wildlife through science and education.

This topic is for you to bring in any wildlife stories you may come across.
Your local news may report on some thing that will be of wider interest.
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Hawk gets friendly with cows in barn

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Red-tailed hawk appears in P.E.I. barn in advance of snowstorms

CBC News Posted: Mar 24, 2015 9:35 AM AT Last Updated: Mar 24, 2015 5:06 PM AT

A hawk seeking shelter from winter storms on P.E.I. has used the refuge so often this winter it is starting to get friendly with the cows there.

"He sat there while the cows were actually licking him, very close to him," Bonshaw farmer Jeff MacQuarrie told CBC News.

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More Eagles Killed

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I am sad to report that more eagles have been killed for their lucrative body parts and feathers to be sold on the black market.  This time it was in the South Delta area near Delta Port. It was called to my attention yesterday and the media have been alerted.  We are hoping that the culprit/s will be caught and severaly punished. 

Larry Pynn of the Vancouver Sun has written an article about it in today's paper.  You can read it here:

The province is seeking public assistance with an investigation into the gruesome discovery of up to five plastic garbage bags full of badly decomposed bald eagle parts in a South Delta ditch

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Heroic snow-covered bald eagle protects her eggs

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By:  Nick Kirkpatrick
March 6 at 7:10 AM

A female bald eagle covered in snow sits on two eggs in a nest located near Codorus State Park in
Hanover, Pa. (Pennsylvania Game Commission via Reuters)

With only her head peaking out, a snow-covered bald eagle in Hanover, Pa., kept her eggs warm through the storm. The eagle was captured yesterday on Eagle Cam run by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

“They will sit on their eggs during all kinds of weather,” naturalist Jack Hubley told LancasterOnline. “You’ll notice that she’s covered with snow. … What does that tell you? That tells you ......

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Ma Delta 3 Lays First Egg of 2015 at HWF

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I am so happy to announce that our newest nest, Delta 3, has become the first to lay an egg. Today, March 1, is the earliest we've had this happen on one of our nests that has a Hancock camera. We do know of a couple of other nests in the Lower Mainland area of Vancouver that lay eggs in the last week of February so this is not unusual for this area.

You can watch the Delta 3 cam here:


Read the forum discussion and see the screenshots and videos for Delta 3 here:


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BC Hydro crews rescue eagle caught in a power line

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News1130 Staff

LADNER (NEWS1130) – A bald eagle is on the road to recovery after it became caught in a power line in Ladner last week.

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ETA: Just learned that this story will be featured on Vancouver's local Global News tonight!!  That's channel 11 or 211 HD if you have Shaw Cable.  Global TV paid a visit to Orphaned Wildlife (OWL) in Delta today to get an update on the recovery of the young bald eagle.

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Famous Turtle Bay, Redding, California Eagles Cam

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Hancock Wildlife Foundation is so pleased to announce the long held association with the famous Turtle Bay, Redding, California eagles by including their eagle nest web cam in the Associated Cameras section on the Live Cameras page.

Some of you will recall that in 2007 Caltrans (California dept. of highways) had tried to discourage the eagles (Liberty and Patriot) from nesting so near a planned highway project by placing a large cone in their nest, but the eagles were not easily discouraged and tried in vain to remove the cone.  It was thanks to a large grassroots movement, headed by Terri Lhuillier, that created enough publicity in favor of the eagles that the cone was eventually removed.

A camera was later placed in the nest and Hancock Wildlife Foundation happily provided the viewers a discussion thread in the HWF forum so that the scientific research could be documented.  Now, eight years later, the link to the camera appears on the HWF camera selection page in order that more eagle lovers can learn about Liberty and her new mate Spirit.  Liberty has just laid her third egg, as she has done in previous years, and we wish her and Spirit success.

To follow Liberty and Spirit on camera:


To follow the discussion forum for the Turtle Bay eagles:


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Zoo camera records tree-climbing tigers up close

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The camera captured adult tigers Zambar and Alyona climbing the tree before their 7-month-old cubs, Barney and Radzi, got in on the action.

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |   Jan. 21, 2015 at 10:14 AM

BLACKPOOL, England, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- England's Blackpool Zoo is giving tiger fans an up-close look at the big cats with a camera mounted on a tree where zookeepers place the predators' meat.

The GoPro camera footage released by the zoo shows adult tigers Zambar and Alyona climbing the tree to retrieve meat from its branches and the pair's 7-month-old cubs, Barney and Radzi, climb the tree to emulate their parents.


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Bald Eagle count in Squamish draws concern

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Ever year, dozens of people gather by the Squamish River for a glimpse of the majestic bald eagle. Between the months of November and January, Squamish plays host to one of North America’s largest congregations of the wintering bald eagles, but this year there’s been a noticeable drop in the number of bald eagles.

“We’re in trouble,” said the organizer of the 29th annual bald eagle count, Thor Froslev.


In total, 324 bald eagles had been spotted by the afternoon, a particularly low number according to eagle experts.

Read more: globalnews.ca/news/1754861/bald-eagle-count-in-squamish-draws-concern/


Food for thought.  Is the CN Rail caustic soda spill in the Cheakamus river , August 5, 2005, still having an impact on the salmon runs ?

Read more: www.pskf.ca/publications/cheakums05/news60.html


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