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Eagle likely hit small Alaska plane before crash that killed 4

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Originally published May 7, 2016 at 7:05 pm

 

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OWL's Open House Reminder

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A reminder for our local viewers and members

Tomorrow and Sunday, April 23 and 24, Hancock Wildlife Foundation and David Hancock will be at OWL's open house in Delta.  HWF will have a display booth and David will speak at 11 AM both days.  Please come out and see us and view the amazing raptors at OWL.  Also on both days there will be a rehabilitated bald eagle released at 1 PM.  Don't forget to bring your cameras.

For more information: http://www.owlcanada.org/

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Orphaned Wildlife Open House, Apr. 23 & 24

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We hope to see some of our Hancock members at OWL's open house next weekend, the 23rd and 24th. David Hancock will be speaking at 11 AM both days. I'll be at the HWF booth and I'm still looking for help to man our table, especially on Saturday while David is inside giving his eagle talk. The raptor release will be at 1 PM both days as well.

For more info:  http://owlcanada.org/

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Baby bald eagles in golf course nest

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Photo courtesy of Terri Lhuillier
One of two eaglets is shown in the nest with adult bald eagle Spirit at a tree at Riverview Golf and Courtry Club in Redding on Monday.
Photo courtesy of Terri Lhuillier
One of two eaglets is shown in the nest with adult bald eagle Spirit at a tree at Riverview Golf and Courtry Club in Redding on Monday.
 
By Damon Arthur of the Redding Record Searchlight
 

Redding eagle watchers said they have confirmed two baby eagles have hatched at a bald eagle nest on a golf course in Redding.

Terri Lhuillier, an avid eagle watcher, said she and other members of the Fans of the Redding Eagles have taken photos of two eaglets in the nest.

Read the rest of the story here:

http://www.redding.com/news/local/baby-bald-eagles-in-golf-course-nest-303f2d6b-94c1-0501-e053-0100007f1627-375354371.html

Follow the Redding, California eagles in the Hancock Wildlife forum here:

http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/viewtopic.php?topic=865756#865756

 

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Community anticipates eagle egg hatch

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By Nathan Solis of the Redding Record Searchlight
Posted: Yesterday 6:00 p.m.

A dreary wind blows over the Riverview Golf & Country Club fairway as a pair of bald eagles incubates an undetermined number of eggs in their nest.

That's at least according to Terri Lhuillier, avid eagle watcher from Redding.

Lhuillier sports a blue parka as rain falls sideways and winds blow forcefully. The eagle pair, Liberty and Spirit, cannot be seen from the ground as they hunker in the nest.

Read the rest of the story here:

http://www.redding.com/news/local/community-anticipates-eagle-egg-hatch-2e8014af-7edb-2cbd-e053-0100007f61b0-373006711.html

You can follow the Redding, California eagles from day to day in the Hancock Wildlife Discussion forum for that nest here:

http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/viewtopic.php?topic=855692#855692

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David Hancock Wins Environmental Award

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David Hancock was the recipient of an Environmental Leadership Award at a banquet last night put on by the Rotary Club of Abbotsford-Matsqui. Congratulations, David.

David Hancock receiving environmental award

David Hancock Receives Environmental Award

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Updated TV News Story on Strathcona Eagle

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Here's a link to the updated story that CTV news did last night on the male eagle at the Strathcona neighborhood of Vancouver, BC.  Our member, Larry, did a great job in his interview.  I noticed that CTV also used footage from our eagle nest cam at Delta 2 where 'Ma Delta 2' is incubating 2 eggs.

http://bc.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=828819

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Flying free: injured eagle released into wild

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Wonderful news for the Strathcona eagles and ground observers of this nest in Vancouver, BC.

The male has survived being electrocuted in December!! That is so rare for an eagle to survive an electrocution. OWL (Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society) released him yesterday, at the nest site. Some of our local Hancock Wildlife members were able to attend and see him hopefully join his mate. Here's the video of the CTV news broadcast regarding the eagle release.

http://bc.ctvnews.ca/mobile/video?clipId=827661&binId=1.1184694&playlistPageNum=1

Here's the link to the HWF discussion forum for the Strathcona eagle nest.  I have posted my pictures there showing David Hancock banding 'Pa Strathcona' earlier this week, prior to the eagle's release yesterday.

http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/viewtopic.php?topic=859727#859727

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