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Dreaming of Wolves

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It is so neat to see the wolves coming back to Europe -- as well as here.  It does give hope -- provided you're not a local rancher who considers any sharing of the world as evil. The following note on the Carpathian Wolves (about a book we just published at Hancock House) is eyeopening:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v= ZlEOgXhxP2o

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Chehalis/Harrison Eagles TV News Stories on All Major Vancouver TV Stations Tonight

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David Hancock and I just returned from a day out on the Chehalis/Harrison river estuary on the Fraser River Safari with all of the major TV Vancouver stations.  So watch the evening newscasts on CBC, CTV and Global-TV.

Tomorrow's boat tour with David onboard as the guest tour guide is full but there are still seats available on Saturday, Dec. 17.  Call Jo at 1-866-348-6877 toll free.

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Urban Salmon Return

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This is a feature news story covering students assisting West Vancouver Streamkeepers, with spawning salmon surveys, that viewed on CBC TV, Wednesday, November 30th.

http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/News/Canada/BC/1258521056/ID=2172408035
 

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Trio rescues young eagle from clutches of icy river

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Interesting Alaska Story:

First, I am also  a Director on the American Bald Eagle Foundation in Haines, Alaska.   As many of you know, just before our local Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival, Nov. 19-20,  I spent the previous week in Haines, Alaska at our Chilkat-Haines Bald Eagle Festival.  

Several of  you also attended that wonderful Alaska event.  Our member, Ed Kingshott/edkeagle   was also there and he forwarded the following article.

Originally published Thursday, Nov 24, 2011; Issue: 47

Three rescuers used a rope harness, a couple two-by-fours, and a pair of Pampered Chef scissors to free a juvenile eagle frozen in the Chilkat River near 21 Mile Haines Highway on Nov. 17.

California wildlife photographer Mark Lissick spotted the bird – literally spread-eagle on the ice and not moving – while returning from a photo outing. He said he’d seen several eagles that day with ice on their wing and tail feathers.

Read the rest of the story here:

http://chilkatvalleynews.com/story.asp?Story=1966&Trio-rescues-young-eagle-from-clutches-of-icy-river

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L.D.W.F. Receives Second Group of Whooping Cranes at White Lake W.C.A. as Part of Restoration Project

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Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries News

L.D.W.F. Receives Second Group of Whooping Cranes at White Lake W.C.A. as Part of Restoration Project

Dec. 5, 2011– A second group of juvenile whooping cranes was delivered Dec. 1 to White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area (WCA) in Gueydan as part of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) species’ restoration project in progress.
 

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Eagles settle out of view; Turtle Bay camera unable to show new nest

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Redding's famous eagle pair, Patriot and Liberty, tend to their new nest in a tree near the Sacramento River in Redding. The eaglecam was to have begun streaming live video of nest activities to the Internet today, but the new nest is too far away for the camera to catch the action.

Photo courtesy of Terri Lhuillier

Redding's famous eagle pair, Patriot and Liberty, tend to their new nest in a tree near the Sacramento River in Redding. The eaglecam was to have begun streaming live video of nest activities to the Internet today, but the new nest is too far away for the camera to catch the action.

 

By Damon Arthur

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The eagles were supposed to go live today.

If everything had gone according to plan, the "eaglecam" would have begun streaming video on the Web of Redding's famous eagle couple, Patriot and Liberty.

For three years the eaglecam gave viewers a glimpse into the eagles' lives as they prepared their nest, laid eggs and raised the eaglets, who would grow up and eventually leave their treetop home.

Read the rest of the news story here:  http://www.redding.com/news/2011/nov/30 ... t-of-view/

Read our HWF discussion forum thread for this nest here: 

http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/viewtopic.php?topic=286142#286142

 

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Vancouver Island eagle poachers sentenced to jail time, fine, and a ban

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A bald eagle feeds on a dead salmon carcass on the Harrison River near Harrison Mills in the Fraser Valley November 17, 2010. Two eagle poachers will be serving their weekends in jail, must pay a fine, and are banned from possessing bird parts for three years, a judge decided at a sentencing hearing at the Duncan courthouse last week.

Photograph by: Ric Ernst, PNG

Two eagle poachers will be serving their weekends in jail, must pay a fine, and are banned from possessing bird parts for three years, a judge decided at a sentencing hearing at the Duncan courthouse last week.

In April, provincial court Judge Michael Hubbard convicted Jerome Seymour of 16 of the 27 counts against him related to killing and selling 10 bald eagles, two swans and one kingfisher in Ladysmith, Duncan and Chilliwack between January and April 2006.

Read the rest of the story here:

http://www.timescolonist.com/Vancouver+Island+eagle+poachers+sentenced+jail+time+fine/5791125/story.html

 

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Eaglecrest Red-Tail Hawk Nest Blown Down by Strong California Winds

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Super strong winds have blown out the nest of a pair of Red Tail Hawks in Fresno county in California this week.  This is known as the Eaglecrest nest.  Fortunately this is not the time of year when they were nesting.  The red-tail pair have been seen flying over the tree which is now 90% gone!!  Thanks to our HWF forum member, Bonnie, for sending in the link to the YouTube video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rkLAMzzh-s

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