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Bald eagle feared dead spotted alive and well with mate

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Wednesday March 20, 2013
 
Daily Mail Staff
 

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A reunion between two lovebirds was spotted in the New River Gorge area Wednesday morning, giving relief to wildlife experts who feared one had been killed by a train.

As the sun rose Wednesday morning, representatives of the Three Rivers Avian Center were pleased to see Whitey, a male bald eagle who has nested in the area for at least four years, perched in his nest with his mate.

Read the rest of the story here:  http://www.dailymail.com/News/statenews/201303200100

 

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This relates to the Eagles' Nest Tree that was topped in Sechelt, BC.

 
The Provincial Government want comments from the public re: SPECIES-AT-RISK PROTECTION


Comments sought on draft plan

Protecting vulnerable species

March 21, 2013

Minister of Environment Terry Lake and Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson invite interested individuals and groups to comment on B.C.'s draft species-at-risk plan.

Comments on "Protecting Vulnerable Species: A Draft Five-Year Plan for Species at Risk in British Columbia" will be accepted on-line and by mail until April 12. Comments will be reviewed and summarized on the website on a weekly basis in a frequently asked questions (FAQ) format. Feedback provided will be considered in making revisions to the draft plan and informing further development of British Columbia's species-at-risk program.

The draft plan results from the work of the Species at Risk Task Force. The task force's report was released in July 2011 and contained 16 recommendations, ranging from technical advice (e.g., take an ecosystem approach), to making changes to the regulatory framework and launching a wider public consultation process.
 

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'Intruder' kills second eaglet; Patriot unaccounted for

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By Joe Szydlowski

Friday, March 22, 2013

A second eaglet at Turtle Bay cracked its shell and emerged under its mother, Liberty, around 10 a.m. Friday.

But, while Liberty was away, another eagle — one called “the intruder” — landed in the nest and killed the chick just before 1 p.m., eagle watchers said.

“I was just screaming, ‘No, no, no,’” said Wendy Dugas, who watched the ordeal on the Turtle Bay Exploration Park’s Eagle Cam. “I sat and watched, screaming for a while, ‘Why didn’t Liberty come back?’”

Read the rest of the story, which includes David Hancock's comments, here:

(http://www.redding.com/news/2013/mar/22/second-eaglet-killed-patriot-unaccounted-for/  

The discussion forum for the Turtle Bay/Redding, California eagle nest is here:

Re: Turtle Bay, CA - 2013 - Bald Eagle Cam - Hancock Wildlife Foundation*

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Victoria Owl Cam Featured on New BC1 News Station

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The Victoria Great Horned Owl cams have made the news once again.  The owlets are now four weeks old and doing just great.  Although we've already had news stories highlighting them by CTV and CHEK TV, Global TV news has just discovered them.  Today they are featuring the owls and our HWF web cams on BC1, the new 24 hr. news station in BC.  For those who cannot receive that channel you can watch the story here It starts at approx. the 6 min. mark on the video.

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Environmentalists Sigh with Relief as BC Liberals Back Down from “Forest Giveaway Bill” to expand Tree Farm Licences (TFL’s) on

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Ancient Forest Alliance, March 12, 2013

 

 

Environmentalists are rejoicing today after the BC Liberal government backed down from its plans to pass enabling legislation to give greater property rights for major logging companies in British Columbia by expanding Tree Farm Licences (TFL’s). Earlier today Forests Minister committed to delete Section 24, the so-called “Forest Giveaway Bill”, from Bill 8, an omnibus bill of miscellaneous statute amendments, after facing huge pressure from concerned citizens through a campaign spearheaded by Independent MLA Bob Simpson and BC environmental organizations. The deletion will occur tomorrow during the committee stage of Bill 8. See MLA Bob Simpson's media release at: http://www.bobsimpsonmla.ca/independent-mla-calls-for-public-inquiry-into-forest-policy/

Read the rest of the story here:  http://www.ancientforestalliance.org/news-item.php?ID=587

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Victoria Owl Cam to Be Featured on CFAX Radio

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For those on Vancouver Island who can tune into CFAX,. 1070 AM on the radio dial, there will be an interview tomorrow, Monday, March 11 with Jeff Krieger from Wild ARC in Victoria.  Jeff will be talking about our HWF web cam on the Great Horned Owls who are raising their three owlets in the planter of an office building.  The time of the interview is supposed to be from 12:45 PM to 1:00 PM.

For those not in the area the podcast can be listened to after the broadcast here:

http://www.cfax1070.com/Media/CFAX-Podcasts

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UpdateToSaanichOwlCamStory

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CHEK TV News ran the story on their newscast last night.  You can see it here around the 15:50 mark.

http://www.cheknews.ca/index.php?option ... Itemid=126

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Saanich owl family lands online reality show

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By Saanich News
Published: March 07, 2013 04:00 PM
Updated: March 08, 2013 02:22 PM

 

The big mama shoots me a death glare – her scowling amber eyes never leave mine as three little puffballs tuck into her chest.

You can’t sneak up on an owl, and this one is probably aware of every conversation and keyboard clack in the building where she’s made her home.

Read the rest of the story here: http://www.saanichnews.com/news/195942411.html

Our forum thread for this nest is here:  http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/viewtopic.php?topic=476950#476950

Also CHEK News in Victoria came out to do another story today.  It might be on the 5 or 6 PM news tonight.

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