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Delta rehab centre's help lets young eagle spread wings

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Rehab centre tends to fledgling after it falls from nest

 
 Ralph Smith of O.W.L. releases Oreo
Photo by Chung Chow, Delta Optimist
 
The Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society (OWL) said farewell to one of Delta's famous eagles last week.
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Eagle healed, released over Pitt Lake

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An eagle, nicknamed Eddie, was released back into the wild on Sunday after spending two months at OWL, a rehabilitation centre in Delta.

An eagle found in Pitt Meadows on the brink of death in March was set free on Sunday after spending two months in a rehabilitation centre.

The four-year-old young adult, nicknamed Eddie by the man who found him, soared over Pitt Lake and joined two other eagles before perching on a tree.

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Pair of injured eagles prove to be lovebirds

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Reunited raptors re-establish bond

Updated: July 16, 2011, 3:49 PM

They are the fiercest-looking lovebirds you'll ever see, and they demonstrate their bond by eating dead rats side by side, wings touching.

The two seriously injured bald eagles, found two months apart and more than a mile away from each other near the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge, were rescued and reunited in a wildlife rehabilitation facility in Medina last week.

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Reunited raptors re-establish bond

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Cougar shot and killed in Sidney after walking through yards, down Beacon Avenue

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Cougars are well known predators on Vancouver island.

Photograph by: Charles Brandt, Special to the Vancouver Sun

Sidney, B.C. - B.C. Conservation officers shot and killed a cougar after it walked through people’s yards and ended up on Beacon Avenue in the heart of Sidney jearly Friday morning.

Just after midnight, Sidney/North Saanich RCMP responded to a cougar sighting near the McTavish Interchange on Highway 17. Officers found the cougar and followed it into Sidney, said RCMP spokesman Cpl. Chris Swain

The cougar was cornered on the shore by the Beacon Pier, he said.

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http://www.timescolonist.com/Cougar+shot+killed+Sidney+after+walking+through+yards+down+Beacon+Avenue/5072797/story.html#ixzz1RXXvbpAo

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The eagles have landed: in Oak Bay

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Bald eagles have long been one of the most recognizable birds in North America.

Their iconic white heads have graced everything from flags to stamps to sports and business logos, and they are perhaps most famously known as an official symbol of the United States.

Oak Bay, with its abundance of shoreline, provides ideal habitat for the big predators. Observers have had their eagle eyes trained on a trio of local nests for several years now.

The nests, located behind the fire hall on Monterey Avenue, on the grounds of the Victoria Golf Club and in Anderson Hill Park, have attracted a loyal following.

“I was never a birder until I found the eagles,” said Kay Steer, who lives in Saanich, but frequently comes to Oak Bay to check on her feathered friends.

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Mull's economy soars on wings of white-tailed eagles

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White-tailed eagle - courtesy of RSPB Wildlife tourism supports thousands of jobs in Scotland

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The island of Mull has benefited by £5m annually from the programme to re-introduce the white-tailed eagle.

A study by the Progressive Partnership, commissioned by the RSPB, found that tourism generated by the birds supports the equivalent of 110 full-time jobs.

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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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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/17/deer-with-wings-montana_n_878908.html?ir=Canada

 

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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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http://ca.news.yahoo.com/bald-eagles-attack-post-office-alaska-port-142649769.html

 

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