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Around Hornby Island => HEART: Hornby Eagle Advanced Response Team => Topic started by: boonibarb on May 27, 2014, 08:13:19 PM

Title: 2014
Post by: boonibarb on May 27, 2014, 08:13:19 PM
  
HEART rescues in 2014
Thank you to our Hornby first responders!

February  11



March  4


March  9


May 9


May 27


June 7


June 19



July 5



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July 16



July 16



July 25



July 29



August 16



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September 21



October 6



November 1

Title: Re: 2014
Post by: Tigerlady105 on May 27, 2014, 08:33:15 PM
Wonderful, personal care by HEART!  Thank you, Booni... :heart
Title: Re: 2014
Post by: boonibarb on June 14, 2014, 10:41:03 AM
 
saturday june 7, Eagle reported down for past three days.
Story is here. (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1445.msg153058#msg153058)

Title: Re: 2014
Post by: Rajame on June 14, 2014, 06:38:40 PM
You members of HEART are so remarkable! Who knew when we started a few year ago we would be witness to the rescue, healing and transition of wildlife. Thank you to all HEART with a special thank you to Booni and Wren.

I just love you!

:hearts2
Title: Re: 2014
Post by: boonibarb on June 19, 2014, 10:04:16 PM
 
6pm tonight, i came home to messages from a local & from MARS.
Eagle down on the beach, stumbling around, not flying.
Eagle captured by wren & i & the local, & will be taken to Buckley Bay in the morning by wren & picked up there by MARS.
Story & fotos here. (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1400.msg153292#msg153292)
Title: Re: 2014
Post by: boonibarb on July 05, 2014, 08:20:18 PM
wren & i got calls today about an Eagle walking around in the Tribune Bay Campsite!
Read wren*s story here. (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1468.msg153910#msg153910)
Title: Re: 2014
Post by: boonibarb on July 09, 2014, 08:26:33 AM

Yesterday morning i was noticing a beautiful male Purple Finch hanging out down on the ground, he seemed to be panting & unwell.
i made a few attempts to capture him then finally managed, using two butterfly nets.
i have bought a nice new/used cat/small dog carrier & i lined it with a towel & was able to pop him in there with the nets then remove the nets.
i then covered the carrier with a towel & ran to catch the 1pm. ferry.
A Hornby woman accepted to take the carrier into Courtenay where Reg met her & picked up the Finch to get him into MARS.
Title: Re: 2014
Post by: BBE on July 09, 2014, 10:38:24 AM
Booni, thank you for your ongoing 'HEART'. And Wren too.

 :heart
Title: Re: 2014
Post by: boonibarb on July 10, 2014, 08:44:46 AM

The story of the Tribune Bay Campsite Eaglet continues on the MARS topic here. (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=248.msg154061#msg154061)
Title: Re: 2014
Post by: boonibarb on July 17, 2014, 09:14:35 AM

winterwren rescues a very young Seal Pup!
Story here. (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=887.msg154278#msg154278)
Title: Re: 2014
Post by: boonibarb on July 17, 2014, 10:00:25 AM

Female or juvenile Purple Finch captured & sent to MARS with double conjunctivitis. Story here. (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1412.msg154289#msg154289)
Title: Re: 2014
Post by: boonibarb on July 26, 2014, 09:06:43 AM
 
Maj called me about an adult Eagle down near the Heron Rocks campsite.
i had already captured a small ill Bird to send to them, but off wren & i went to look for the Eagle.
We found this tiny fella instead.
Story here. (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1463.msg154506#msg154506)
Title: Re: 2014
Post by: boonibarb on July 31, 2014, 08:27:41 PM

The story of that Eagle we were looking for in the previous post continues here. (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1463.msg154637#msg154637) & picks up again at MARS here. (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=248.msg154638#msg154638)
Title: Re: 2014
Post by: boonibarb on August 16, 2014, 08:14:38 PM

Update from NIWRC about three Eagles transferred from MARS to them.
i believe the electrocuted Eagle was the one HEART captured near Olsen Farm.
The one-eyed Eagle is the one HEART captured at Phipp*s Point.
The juvenile is Camper, found in the campground near Nest #24.


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August 4

We admitted 3 bald eagles from Mountainaire Avian Rescue this week that need time in our flight cage. Sadly, one had to be euthanized after a large electrocution wound was found. One large adult female is now in our flight cage joining 4 others we have. She is missing one eye after a fight with another eagle so we are testing her ability to navigate and fly with only one eye. The 3rd one was a juvenile that was found on the ground in poor body condition.He or she has been introduced to the other juvie we are raising from Nanoose and they are busy entertaining each other. Once they get some practice in our smaller flight cage, they will be moved to the larger facility for flying practice.

Title: Re: 2014
Post by: boonibarb on August 16, 2014, 08:27:53 PM

i got a call today about a young? Raven seen down beside the road walking.
It was reported they seemed to be limping, or that something was wrong with a wing.
It was half an hour later when we met where the Raven had been, & there was no sign of him.
Then i spotted him walking uphill beside the road.
The caller followed him while i brought the rescue gear closer.
He walked into the woods & bush, only walking, using his beak to get past things.
His beak was held open like he was panting or stressed.
We lost him, then spotted him again, heading towards a more open & grassy area.
We decided this wasn*t right, this guy needed capture.
So i circled round to the far side & came back at him that way.
He just tucked himself low into some brush & lay down.
i was able to hold him down with the towel & cover his head, then unentangle the towel from the brush.
He put up no struggle, he just went limp.
We were able to get him into the small carrier, the bottom lined with a towel.
i used the capture towel to cover the carrier.
He scurried around when i moved the carrier, but otherwise was still & quiet.
i was able to find a ride for him to Buckley Bay, & MARS was sending someone down to meet the deliverer & pick up the Raven.
Title: Re: 2014
Post by: Cawatcher on August 16, 2014, 08:39:00 PM
I am so sorry about the Olsen Eagle Booni and Wren and glad you were able to help the raven  :heart
Title: Re: 2014
Post by: boonibarb on August 17, 2014, 08:40:09 PM

Here*s a bit of video i got of the grounded Raven before he headed off into the woods & i had to run get my rescue gear before we lost him in there.

august 16 2014 15:18 - grounded Raven

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CC8bHIroreo

Title: Re: 2014
Post by: boonibarb on September 18, 2014, 08:58:53 PM

Today i got a call about a *sick* looking Loon on the shore in front of the Belcarra Nest Tree.
When i got there, the Loon did indeed appear to be unwell.
The tall man who reported him was able to go right up to the Loon & scoop them into the capture net.
The Loon is now at MARS.

Story & foto here. (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1402.msg156209#msg156209)
Title: Re: 2014
Post by: Cawatcher on September 19, 2014, 04:48:12 AM
 :eclove Thank you booni
Title: Re: 2014
Post by: boodle317 on September 19, 2014, 06:12:00 AM
Thank you booni!
Title: Re: 2014
Post by: Tigerlady105 on September 20, 2014, 08:14:20 PM
Booni, good going!  Thank you.   :eclove
Title: Re: 2014
Post by: boonibarb on October 05, 2014, 08:51:35 AM

HEART rescues another lone Hornby Seal Pup.
Story  here. (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1537.msg156547#msg156547)
Title: Re: 2014
Post by: boonibarb on October 14, 2014, 09:48:22 AM

The exciting rescue of a Song Sparrow by the newest member of HEART can be read here. (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1537.msg156751#msg156751)
Title: Re: 2014
Post by: boonibarb on November 01, 2014, 09:37:02 PM

 
An Eagle is reported injured & down on the ground near Tribune Bay Lodge!
HEART responds & the story can be found here. (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1554.msg157529#msg157529)
Title: Re: 2014
Post by: Sandor3 on January 01, 2015, 10:14:13 AM
Happy New Year, boonibarb!  Thank you for all the time you give to keep the camera working so we "out here" can watch Hornby Island live!  And huge thanks for your rescue work and journalling of these rescues.  I hope the critters stay safe in 2015, but if they need help we appreciate you and also winterwren being there to "take care of business".  THANKS!!