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'Deer With Wings' Causes Montana Power Outage

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Deer With Wings Power Line Outage Montana

The Associated Press   06/16/11 07:56 PM ET   AP

 

HELENA, Mont. -- A Montana resident says an energy company has identified the cause of a brief power outage as "deer with wings." Lee Bridges says she was outside with her dogs around the time the power went out when a NorthWestern Energy truck pulled up, giving her a chance to ask the driver what caused the problem.

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Bald eagles attack post office at Alaska port

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - A pair of bald eagles nesting near the U.S. Post Office in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, has taken to dive-bombing customers, in one case drawing blood, authorities said on Tuesday.

The eagles are raising newly hatched chicks for the second consecutive year in a nest on a bluff by the post office.

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Eagle sculpture taking shape

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Posted: Jun 10, 2011 9:28 AM PDT Updated: Jun 10, 2011 12:46 PM PDT

LEE COUNTY, FL -

The 200-year-old oak tree in front of the old Lee County Court House is not only standing - it's becoming a work of art that will live on.

People passing by the sculpture Friday couldn't hide their excitement as they admired the handiwork of world famous tree sculptor Marlin Miller.

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http://www.nbc-2.com/story/14882854/201 ... king-shape

 

 

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American Bald Eagle Foundation -- their museum, mews and bird shows

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Hancock here:

Re: American Bald Eagle Foundation -- their museum, mews and bird shows

As most of you know I did not go to Alaska this summer, probably the first time since 1964, so I surey miss it.  However, if you are traveling to Alaska this summer make sure you include the side trip to Haines, from Skagway, so you can see the famous Chilkat River, our incredible Bald Eagle Museum and the excellent live raptor shows.  Also the region has great kayak trips, mountain biking and hiking trips and trips down the Chilkat as well as first class Native museums and feasting.

You will also enjoy the 40 minute catamaran trip up the Lynn Canal seeing all the sea ducks, whales and then the incredibly beautiful area around Haines.   Those who do go please report back on the trip.

Have a good trip.

David Hancock

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Controlling your cat helps keep birds singing

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Georgia Straight.com

Story: By Anne Murray, June 1, 2011
Photo:  By Stephen Hui
 
Your cat may be a serial bird killer.

  

The world is rich in a great diversity of animals and plants, but many species are disappearing, including some in our own province. To stop this, we need to make clear choices about human behaviour, and make them fast. Among the many factors causing extinction are habitat loss, the influx of alien species, direct kill from harvesting, bycatch, highways, climate change, and pollution. Some of these may seem too daunting to tackle, yet there is one issue where it is easy to make a difference: controlling free-roaming and feral cats.

Cats kill a huge number of songbirds and small animals every year. It is estimated that they kill hundreds of millions, perhaps even a billion birds and animals within North America alone. Cat Crazed, a lighthearted documentary aired earlier this year by the CBC, had an important message: abandoning cats to a feral existence by dropping them off in the countryside is cruel to cats raised as pets, as well as being a very bad idea for native wildlife.

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Drainscope - Eagle (eaglet) rescue:

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Article by Derek Rathwell

Photo by:  Ian (Mr. Elle)

EAGLE RESCUE SUCCESS!!! Little Baby Eaglet saved

 It was a wonderful & very successful day on Thursday May 19th 2011. With help and efforts from many involved we helped save the little baby ealget from the fishing line in North Saanich BC. VIDEO1 click here - Video2 click here - Times Colonist click here

I, Derek Rathwell, the president of DrainScope had offered our services and most importantly the drainage mats to help the crane truck get into position. I watched a local news cast the night before and heard David Hancock mention the hard to reach area. Since we (DRAINSCOPE) specializes in wet areas doing drainage repairs and installations during very wet times we knew our specialty protection ground mats from AlturnaMats.com would do the trick. Mat Video

I contacted David Hancock and the Wildlife foundation via email after the 11:00 local news broadcast and offered our man power and our ground mats. The David Hancock Wildlife foundation contacted us very early thursday morning and said "we are on our way" so DrainScope went into action with our crews loading the mats to heading out to the rescue site.

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Raptor Resource Project president of Decorah ‘eagle cam’ team dies

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The president of the Raptor Resource Project, the nonprofit group behind the Decorah eagles birdcam that became an online video sensation in recent months, died Sunday while helping his fellow residents clear tornado debris in the Minneapolis neighborhood where he lived.

Rob MacIntyre, 53, collapsed after using a chainsaw to help remove a felled tree that had been blocking the street. His Raptor Resource colleagues said that he died from cardiac arrest – a shock to them considering his relative youth and active lifestyle.

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Rescuers dangling from crane finally free eaglet trapped by fishing line

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They have the bird! Wildlife experts Jeff Kreiger, left, and co-rescuer David Hancock bring tangled eaglet, Flyer, into the basket of a crane, nearly 35 metres above the ground in North Saanich Thursday. Then they loosened a fishing line looped around Flyer’s toe — a predicament from which the young bird could not escape in its nest high atop a dead evergreen tree.

Photograph by: Lyle Stafford, Times Colonist, May 19, 2011

Flyer, the eaglet that got its leg caught on a fishing line inside a nest, is free again after a dramatic rescue Thursday.

Two wildlife experts went up nearly 35 metres in a crane’s basket to untangle the line from the bird, which would have died without help.

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http://www.timescolonist.com/Rescuers+dangling+from+crane+finally+free+eaglet+trapped+fishing+line/4813322/story.html

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