View Printable Version

Anne Murray: Bad and good news for Canada’s birds

Wildlife News

 

 
 

Barn swallows are birds with a long history of associating with people. They frequently make their mud nests under the eaves of houses, stables and barns. These summer visitors fly enormous distances from South America to raise chicks in Canada, then gather in chattering flocks on overhead wires before heading south again for the winter.

Read the rest of the story here: http://bit.ly/MNqFaA

View Printable Version

Juneau family goes fishing, catches a bald eagle instead

Wildlife News

 

A family fishing trip turned to into a wildlife rescue mission for Michelle Brown and her son.

The family was out at Bridget Cove on July 8, when Brown heard two adult eagles making a lot of noise in the spruce trees.

Brown took her dog to investigate.

Raptor Center volunteer Jen Cedarleaf says the eaglet is doing well, spending its time with the other baby eagles.

Read more

View Printable Version

Wash. lightning destroys tree, kills bald eagle

Wildlife News

 

Wash. lightning destroys tree, kills bald eagle

Credit: KING 5 News

Lightning destroyed this tree near Lake Stevens, Wash.

by KING 5 News

Posted on July 13, 2012 at 1:40 PM

 
 

 

SEATTLE -- A lightning strike near Lake Stevens, Wash., destroyed a large tree Friday morning around 9 a.m. and killed a bald eagle that happened to be sitting on one of its branches.

Read the rest of the story here:
http://www.kgw.com/news/national/Wash-l ... 98606.html

View Printable Version

Baby golden eagle survives Dump Fire

Wildlife News

 

Posted on: 9:36 pm, July 6, 2012, by , updated on: 08:06pm, July 8, 2012

OGDEN, Utah – A baby golden eagle burned in one of Utah’s wildfires was rescued and is now recovering in Ogden.

The Dump Fire burned more than 5,500 acres and forced evacuations in Eagle Mountain and Saratoga Springs after being sparked by humans on June 21.

The fire also destroyed the nesting site of a breeding pair of golden eagles. A wildlife expert knew the nest had burned, so when he returned days later, he was surprised to find a survivor.

Read the rest of the story and view the video here:  http://bit.ly/NcMmzE

 

View Printable Version

'Miracle' re-built nest results in baby eagle

Wildlife News
 

Here's another story about the man-made nest in Campbell River, BC.  Too bad David Hancock is not acknowledged as producing such nests many times in the past.  This is nothing new but kudos to the residents up there who made this nest for their eagles.

 

DAN MacLENNAN
Campbell River Courier-Islander

A healthy young eaglet perches in a man-made nest (notice rope) built by caring locals after another eagle nest tree was cut down in the area.
CREDIT:
A healthy young eaglet perches in a man-made nest (notice rope) built by caring locals after another eagle nest tree was cut down in the area.

An amazing homeless shelter for a pair of bald eagles became a nursery this spring, much to the elation of the Campbell River residents who helped to built it.

It's a unique story of compassion and creativity snatching victory from the jaws of defeat.

A group of Galerno Road residents were outraged and saddened in February when an eagle nesting tree was illegally felled in their neighborhood, literally while a pair of eagles were trying to fix it up for the season. The Conservation Officer Service is investigating the possibility of charges under the Wildlife Act.

But that was no help to the eagles - a fixture in the neighborhood for several years - as they rushed to build a replacement nest.

"They were trying all these different trees out here, trying to put limbs and grass and leaves and whatnot in them, but they just kept falling through," said Janis MacDougall, who lives with husband Jim next to the property where the tree was cut down.

Read the rest of the story here:

'Miracle' re-built nest results in baby eagle

View Printable Version

Axed eagle's nest rebuilt by B.C. residents

Wildlife News

 

Here's an interesting update on the eagles whose nest tree was removed.  David Hancock has stepped into situations like this in the past so this is nothing new but it's great to see other concerned eagle lovers doing it.

 

Bald eagles mate for life and generally return to the same group of nests year after year. Bald eagles mate for life and generally return to the same group of nests year after year. (istock)

Posted: Jul 4, 2012 9:38 AM PT

Last Updated: Jul 4, 2012 12:14 PM PT

Bald eagles mate for life and generally return to the same group of nests year after year.
<h4>A pair of bald eagles is resting safely in their new nest after some  Vancouver Island residents scrambled to build them a new home when their  old tree was chopped down.</h4>
</div>
</div>
</div>
<p>Residents of Campbell River's Galerno Road were outraged and  devastated in February when an eagle nest tree was cut down by a  property owner.</p>
<p id=Janis and Jim MacDougall said it was heartbreaking to watch as the displaced eagles tried without success to quickly build a new nest and became desperate to help.

 

Read the rest of the story:  AXED EAGLE'S NEST REBUILT BY B.C. RESIDENTS

View Printable Version

Internet sensations move to private property

Wildlife News

 

At last here's the story about the Sidney eagles that ran in the Sidney, BC newspaper last month.  We had been told it had not been publshed.  Sorry about that.  I added the emphasis about the eagle behavior if we go into a nest for whatever reason when the eagles are present.

 

The Peninsula’s most popular Internet couple are off the air this year. Ma and Pa Sidney, whose North Saanich nest scene streamed live for the past few years, moved 200 yards away – off Epicure land.

“We told people they would probably move. Every nest we’ve ever been into, when the eagles are present, … every single one abandon it the next year,” said David Hancock of Hancock Wildlife Foundation.

Read the rest of the story and view the video of Flyer's rescue on May 19, 2011 here:

http://www.peninsulanewsreview.com/news/153316275.html

View Printable Version

Orcas chase seal onto B.C. anglers' boat

Wildlife News

 

CBC News

Posted: Jun 27, 2012 6:57 PM PT

Last Updated: Jun 27, 2012 6:55 PM PT

Video Content

Some people out sport fishing in a power boat in B.C.'s Georgia Strait near Nanaimo got quite a surprise this week when a seal jumped onto their vessel.

Read the story and view the video here:  http://bit.ly/LFYKvS

 

?

Please Donate

Five Easy Ways to Donate

Current & Ongoing Promotions

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Account





Sign up as a New User
Lost your password?