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« Post / Reply #30 on: June 14, 2014, 10:32:58 AM »

 
We only have an hour before wren has to be someplace else.
This poor guy needs help.
We need to be able to capture him this time.
i am worrying because the helpers have brought their dog.
This Eagle doesn*t need more stress.
But we are told he will *fish* in the water.
We form a wide semi-circle around him, walking away from the water & towards the slope.
The helpers are side by side to the left, holding towels to make a block towards the Eagle flying their way & away again.
wren & i are to the right, both with nets.
We all creep slowly closer.
When the Eagle looks to be making a move, we stop til he is comfortable again.
Poor guy must be just exhausted, as well as starving & dehydrated.
i am behind a big branch, so can only just barely see the Eagle through it.
wren has a clear way in, & she is going to do the capture.
Suddenly the dog appears behind me, moving fast towards the Eagle!
We are so close to being able to capture him, if the dog scares him off we are running out of time to try it again!
The helpers are calling to the dog, telling him to stop, to sit, to lay down, but he is not listening.
He comes from behind me & passes me & is now closer to the Eagle than i am.
i am not sure the dog knows there is an Eagle there.
Finally he listens & sits & lies down, but he is between me & the Eagle.
We go back to creeping closer.
The Eagle poops, i say watch, he is going to move!
He moves, hopping down & heading to the slope, fortunately.
wren scrambles after him.
By the time i get to her, she has him in her net & one helper is helping her by putting a towel over the Eagle*s head.
She then maneuvers to get control of his feet.
She has him, his head covered by a towel!
What a relief!
One helper goes to get the truck with the kennel, & when he arrives, wren puts him in the kennel.
He turns to us, wings flared, head feathers flared, beak open, on high defense.
He is beautiful.
The kennel is already covered with a blanket, now we pull the blanket over the door so he feels dark & safe in there.
Yay.
Now wren has to go, so we drive to her place & i leave my van & Otto in her driveway & she has a quick shower to remove the parasites.
Then we drive to her appointment where she gets out & i take her truck down to the ferry lineup to try to get him a ride to MARS.
i have just missed the 4 ferry off.
i only have the 5 & the 6 ferry to get him off the Island tonight.
i have a long wait as there are no cars in the lineup when i get there.
Each car that arrives, i ask if they will take the kennel.
All are cars, none have room, they are too full of stuff & dogs & people.
It is hot, i have no phone, nothing to eat or drink.
Usually i have unbelievable luck finding a truck, but this time i am not so lucky.
i sadly watch the 5 ferry sail away without the Eagle.
& i have another hour to wait for the lineup for the next ferry.
i go into the Pub & beg to use their phone.
Fortunately they are not busy & are willing to dial all the numbers i have, trying to arrange a ride.
But everyone has other plans & cannot help me.
i call MARS & Maj answers.
She is prepared to come to Buckley Bay, if i can get someone to transport him there.
The Pub even gives me a big glass of water, which i down in one gulp.
Then i go back to begging in the line.
The vehicles trickle in.
Once again, they are all cars & none have room for a kennel.
i finally ask the woman in the Prius, thinking no way, but she agrees immediately!
We are going to put him in the back, but first we have to open up the space.
When we go to put the kennel in, it is too tall!
Unbelievable.
What am i going to do!
She has folded the back seats down to make room, so we try squeezing the kennel through the door.
It fits, but the folded seats make the roof too low.
Geeeeeeze.
What about if we flip the seats back up?
Will it fit then?
It does!!!!
i make an *executive decision* not to tell her about the parasites....
i run back to the Pub to call Maj, who suggests the woman drive to her home in Comox & then call MARS from there when she arrives.
The woman shoos me off, & i am really happy to go home!

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« Post / Reply #31 on: June 14, 2014, 04:22:49 PM »

BOONI!  Bless your HEART  heart

You, Wren and others worked so hard to secure this injured bird - and then all the waiting to put the cage on the ferry to be picked up at Buckley Bay to be taken to MARS.  I hope the parasite distribution was not too much of a problem for all concerned  lol.  

After all that time on the ground, the bird must have been pretty emaciated and dehydrated - I hope all goes well with the rehab  pray - I'm sure you will let us know.

The dog on the loose sure didn't help, but you are not one to give up easily - thank you for persevering and capturing this eagle.  thumbup

P.S. I learned later that this eagle didn't make it  sorry
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« Post / Reply #32 on: June 15, 2014, 05:48:14 PM »

 
A gorgeous visitor to this territory, attracted by the carcass.
 
june 2 2014 11:29 - three year old Eagle in Periwinkle territory
 

 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14431913125/in/photostream/


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« Post / Reply #33 on: November 15, 2015, 11:26:34 AM »

 
The first posts from this day can be found here.

may 28 2014 10:29 - sub-adult Eagle at Sea Lion carcass





The whole reason i am posting these is for the cute guy in his pajamas on the right!

may 28 2014 17:14 - adult & immature Eagles & Turkey Vultures at Sea Lion carcass



At the *blue* eye stage.
Perhaps a two year old, just entering their third year.





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« Post / Reply #34 on: November 15, 2015, 11:28:41 AM »

While I was reading this I was wiith you holding my breath exhhausted and frustrated... when I got to the executive decision I laughed out loud and had to read youur rescue again to Jay THan you booni for this and the photos and all that You and Wren do!!  eek! love
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« Post / Reply #35 on: November 15, 2015, 11:35:34 AM »

 
may 28 2014 17:15 - adult & immature Eagles & Turkey Vultures at Sea Lion carcass










may 28 2014 17:56 - immature Eagle & Turkey Vulture at Sea Lion carcass

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2T-1kXjmqUk" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2T-1kXjmqUk</a>



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