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Re: Hornby Ground Observations That Aren't Eagle Related... 2013-2014
« Reply #105 on: April 29, 2014, 06:33:06 PM »
 
linused, that is Otto, a Great Dane i am fostering.





Rajame, yes, there are outside cats & feral cats on Hornby.  :ecsad

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Re: Hornby Ground Observations That Aren't Eagle Related... 2013-2014
« Reply #106 on: April 29, 2014, 09:39:10 PM »
Hello Otto,   you are very handsome, and you are in a very good place.

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Re: Hornby Ground Observations That Aren't Eagle Related... 2013-2014
« Reply #107 on: April 29, 2014, 10:33:23 PM »
Otto is blessed to have you with him!

Thank you for the cat message. I understand the concern with the birds.

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Re: Hornby Ground Observations That Aren't Eagle Related... 2013-2014
« Reply #108 on: May 07, 2014, 08:30:27 PM »
Just for you, Ostrich:
Cooper's Hawk high above my yard, April 14, 2:04 pm


(This photo is not clickable... this is the original, cropped. That bird was really high up.

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Re: Hornby Ground Observations That Aren't Eagle Related... 2013-2014
« Reply #109 on: May 08, 2014, 01:06:36 PM »
Otto ♥♥

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Re: Hornby Ground Observations That Aren't Eagle Related... 2013-2014
« Reply #110 on: May 09, 2014, 08:59:19 PM »

Today i spotted a Bird hanging out in my bird feeder.
They were very still, even though Otto & i were quite close.
i was able to go right up to the Bird & they didn*t fly away.
They weren*t puffed up, but they were sort of sleepy & their eyes stayed closed!
i should have just grabbed them right there, but i didn*t have a box with a towel in it or a net ready.
So i took some fotos & then they fluttered away.

may 9 2014 14:21 - juvenile or female Purple Finch








They didn*t fly like a Bird usually does, they fluttered slowly, then clumsily landed on a branch.
i guess because they could barely see!
So i went & got my box ready & my Butterfly net in my hand.
i wasn*t very good at capturing them.
i got a few tries with the net, but they always got out & away.
i thought i had lost them, but later in the afternoon i recognized their flight & they landed on my roof then one of my nut Trees.
i tried another net capture there, but again was unsuccessful.
They landed way up in another tree, so i went & got my ladder & net.
This time i put the net over the Bird & used it to grab the Bird with my hands.
Did they every squawk!
i ran down the ladder & into the house where i had the box ready for them.
i used a bit of tape to keep the lid closed, but not so closed there was no air.
They were fluttering away in there like crazy!
i called MARS & Reg answered.
He said they*ve had a lot of cases with these shut eyes.
It is called Finch Conjunctivitis.
More info is here.
i ran with the box to meet the lineup for the 5 ferry off of Hornby & lucked out to find a woman driving who knew where MARS was & would get the Bird in to them!

Island Wildlife Natural Care Centre has a post on their page about this, with a good foto, here.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14149265834/
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Re: Hornby Ground Observations That Aren't Eagle Related... 2013-2014
« Reply #111 on: May 09, 2014, 09:21:34 PM »
booni, thank you for your work to capture the poor bird and seeing it would be cared for.  :heart
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Re: Hornby Ground Observations That Aren't Eagle Related... 2013-2014
« Reply #112 on: May 10, 2014, 08:42:44 AM »
Thanks Booni for sharing this, glad to know they an get better.

Otto is lovely. :heart

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Re: Hornby Ground Observations That Aren't Eagle Related... 2013-2014
« Reply #113 on: May 10, 2014, 10:16:44 AM »
 
Okay, going back a bit in time, here is a strapping healthy male Purple Finch.
i LOVE these guys!
He*s got his head feathers perked up here.
 
april 27 2014 15:48 - male Purple Finch
 

 

 

 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13966505158/
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Re: Hornby Ground Observations That Aren't Eagle Related... 2013-2014
« Reply #114 on: May 10, 2014, 10:20:29 AM »
Thanks you Booni.... you are the greatest... hopefully the birds will do well and be able to be released soon.

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Re: Hornby Ground Observations That Aren't Eagle Related... 2013-2014
« Reply #115 on: May 10, 2014, 11:31:29 AM »
Thank you Booni! You always amaze me! Always! :hug
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Re: Hornby Ground Observations That Aren't Eagle Related... 2013-2014
« Reply #116 on: May 11, 2014, 07:28:57 AM »
thanks for helping this little one booni!   :heart

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Re: Hornby Ground Observations That Aren't Eagle Related... 2013-2014
« Reply #117 on: May 11, 2014, 09:56:05 PM »
purple finch DUDE!

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Re: Hornby Ground Observations That Aren't Eagle Related... 2013-2014
« Reply #118 on: May 12, 2014, 12:51:27 AM »
Beautiful photos Booni,  the finches are sure handsome, and wow those colours.

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Re: Hornby Ground Observations That Aren't Eagle Related... 2013-2014
« Reply #119 on: May 13, 2014, 09:02:24 AM »
 
Here*s the lovely female Purple Finch.
Could be a juvenile male or female too.

april 29 2014 14:30 - female Purple Finch



april 29 2014 14:32 - male Purple Finch



https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13991472209/

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