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Fraser Valley bald eagles are back for festival

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Thousands of bald eagles feast on salmon in the Harrison River during the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival, which kicks off this weekend.

Photograph by: Courtesy Hancock, Wildlife Foundation

The bald eagles are back again in huge numbers but the return is a mixed blessing for more than one reason.

Thousands of the iconic birds have already returned to the Harrison and Fraser rivers just in time for the annual Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival this weekend.

Read the rest of the story here:  http://www.abbotsfordtimes.com/story.html?id=7562389

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Abe the bald eagle recovers from surgery as his shooter is still sought

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Posted: Nov 02, 2012 8:07 PM PDT Updated: Nov 02, 2012 8:25 PM PDT

 

The eagle named Abe just got out of a complicated four hour surgery to repair a shattered leg and severely broken wing. He is recovering at Memphis veterinary specialist in Cordova. 

"It just took a lot longer than we thought. There were a lot of pieces to put back together, but it went well," said veterinarian Dr. David Hannon. 

Photos of the surgery give you an idea of how complicated it was. Abe, of course, had to be put under. Then the areas for surgery had to be plucked. 

"These are just major bones in a very large bird what happens when the bone break the muscle contracts pretty heavily so we to fight against that," Dr. Hannon said.

Read the rest of the story and view the photos and video here:
http://www.wmctv.com/story/19991548/abe ... ill-sought

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Injured bald eagle rescued from B.C. playground

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Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society will care for eagle

Posted: Nov 2, 2012 11:21 AM PT

Last Updated: Nov 4, 2012 1:23 PM PT

This bald eagle was found swarmed by ravens on the Dease Lake School playground in nortwest B.C., on Wednesday. It will be flown to Vancouver and cared for at the Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society in Delta. This bald eagle was found swarmed by ravens on the Dease Lake School playground in nortwest B.C., on Wednesday. It will be flown to Vancouver and cared for at the Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society in Delta. (Dease Lake School)

A bald eagle will be flying — by plane — to Vancouver after being rescued from a congress of ravens on a school playground in northwest B.C.

Brent Daniel, the principal at Dease Lake School and a volunteer firefighter, found the bird Wednesday.

It was swarmed by a group of ravens, with a badly injured wing, he said.

Read the rest of the story here:  http://cbc.sh/QqDH4Ti

 

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The Eagles Have Landed

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David Hancock was interviewed on Global TV yesterday.  If you missed it you might still be able to watch it here:

http://www.globaltvbc.com/video/the+eagles+have+landed/video.html?v=2300019245&p=1&s=dd#video

 

 

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Amazing Image: Eagle Snatches Crocodile From Riverbank

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Oct 10, 2012 9:47am
lv eagle crocodile dm 121010 wblog Amazing Image: Eagle Snatches Crocodile From Riverbank

Image credit: Mark Sheridan-Johnson/Barcroft Media/Landov

The African fish eagle’s diet usually consists of fish and small mammals, but that’s not always the case.

An image shot by a safari guide shows the powerful bird snatching up a juvenile Nile crocodile from the banks of a river in Tanzania. 

Read the rest of the story here: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2 ... F.facebook

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See Mother Nature at work as salmon life cycle unfolds at Victoria-area park

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Dirk Meissner, Monday, October 22, 2012 12:00 AM

LANGFORD, B.C. - A great blue heron glides overhead, effortlessly spreading its massive wings before gracefully landing on a nearby treetop high above the Goldstream River.

A bald eagle looks down at the shimmering river from its perch on a moss-covered branch of a western red cedar.

In the river, which in some parts is — maybe — 18 centimetres deep and two metres wide, salmon, 10 kilograms and larger, with their dorsal fins poking out of the water, wriggle, scoot and splash with all their might as they struggle against the current to spawning grounds upstream.

It's early fall and Mother Nature is putting on its annual West Coast salmon life cycle show ........


Read it on Global News: Global BC | See Mother Nature at work as salmon life cycle unfolds at Victoria-area park

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Baby elephant rescued from pit in Kenya

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Not-for-profit Amboseli Trust for Elephants posts video of elephant rescue

Posted: Oct 18, 2012 10:51 AM ET

Last Updated: Oct 18, 2012 10:39 AM ET
 
 
 
 
 

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Hook, line but no sinker: the sea eagle recovery

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16 October, 2012 11:09AM AEDT

A young Sydney sea eagle that has been monitored by a live webcam since birth is recovering after a dramatic rescue operation and surgery.

 
 

It's been watched around the clock, and around the world, for its entire life.

And now the internet may just have saved a Sydney sea eagle chick.

The Birdlife Discovery Centre at Sydney Olympic Park set up EagleCAM - a close-up live video feed of the nest of a family of sea eagles - four years ago.

But several days ago, rangers monitoring the feed noticed something amiss in one of the young chicks.

And yesterday, a cherry picker was brought in to investigate closer, with the nest 20-metres up a tree.

Rescuers discovered that the sea eagle had a large hook stuck halfway down its throat, along with some fishing line.

The bird was taken to the Animal Referral Hospital, where avian veterinarian Dr Stacey Gelis prepped it for surgery.

Read the rest of the story here:  http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/201 ... ite=sydney

Read the Hancock Wildlife Discussion Forum thread for the Australian White-tailed Sea Eagle nest cam here:

Re: Australian Sea-Eagles - 2012 - Hancock Wildlife Foundation*

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