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« on: January 21, 2017, 08:58:01 PM »


HEART rescues in 2017

Thank you to our Hornby first responders!


January 20

  • Report of a Hawk down on the main road of Hornby. The story can be read here.


February 3

  • i get a call from a neighbour nearby that a Great Blue Heron has landed on the edge of her deck & was just standing there in the snow. The story can be read here.



February 25

  • i am sent fotos of an Eagle at Phipps Point who has a terribly injured beak. The story can be read here.
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« Post / Reply #1 on: January 21, 2017, 09:09:24 PM »


First Wildlife rescue call of 2017!
Wren & i were both called by MARS & a message left for both of us.
i came in quite a bit later & had only a short time before i had to be somewhere else!
The message said a Hawk was reported down on our main road.
i figured hit by a car?
i listened twice to the message & then called MARS back.
Reg answered & said the woman who had called me had talked to someone who had seen a Hawk down on the main road, but that she had been calling the reporter back & not reaching her.
i tried her number & lucked out & got her right away.
i think she had left Hornby, but had seen a Hawk on the side of the road, eating a dead Deer.
The Hawk had been wobbling about the road & not flying, so she had called MARS.
But it turned out that after she called the *Hawk* had managed to fly off & land in a nearby branch where they had a battle with an Eagle & then both flew off.
As far as i know, Hawks don*t eat Deer?
i asked her how big this Hawk was.
She said *really huge, the size of that Eagle!*
Aha, i believe this was actually a young Eagle & explained that to her.
Anyway, sounded like all was well after all & i was greatly relieved not to have to squeeze a rescue into the little time i had left before dark!
i went by the area today, as i also got a call from a friend today saying she*d seen a young Eagle at the side of the road eating a Deer & not scared of traffic at all.
She called me quite a while after her sighting but i went to check it out anyway.
As i was driving past, i did indeed see two young Eagles flying over the road, but though i drove back again, i never did spot the Deer they were eating.
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« Post / Reply #2 on: January 22, 2017, 07:21:37 AM »

Yay!! hope if someone see the deer they will pull it farther off the road  eek!
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« Post / Reply #3 on: January 22, 2017, 07:57:31 PM »

Yesterday afternoon I was pruning fruit trees not far from the address that the message from MARS mentioned.
I could hear eagles calling from down the road the whole time I was there. Calls and trills of adult eagles, and the beautiful rusty-hinge calls of youngsters!
I figured that might be where that deer carcass was. I sure wished for the time to go check it out but I wanted to get as much work done as possible before dark.

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« Post / Reply #4 on: January 23, 2017, 07:44:31 AM »

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« Post / Reply #5 on: February 08, 2017, 09:28:31 PM »

 
i got a call from a neighbour nearby that a Great Blue Heron had landed on the edge of her deck & was just standing there.
She was worried about cats being around, or that something was wrong, so she wanted me to have a look.
i was reluctant to go out because i had just gotten home & wasn*t keen to go out into the snow again, even though she is a short walk away.
So she offered to pick me up!
By the time we got there, the Heron had left the deck & was standing in the yard.
We snuck around the house so that i could get some assessment fotos.
Sure enough, the Heron was just standing there, relaxed in the snow.
i was wondering if this was the Heron that i first heard about here, who then got released here, & what do i know, but this sure looked like the same small Heron, & this spot is not at all far from the pond where he had been released & was hanging out for quite a few days.
 
february 3 2017 15:59 - Great Blue Heron standing in the snow
 


Relaxed, but watching us.
 


Here we are getting closer & he is starting to walk away slowly.
 


A video of the walking.

february 3 2017 16:00 - Heron walking in snow

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIBYwNkH538" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIBYwNkH538</a>

After this he flapped & took off, but didn*t go very high & appeared to just sail down the road, so we went looking for him & sure enough there he was in the ditch on the side of the road just uphill from Grassy Point.
i figure i will be hearing more about this youngster.
Sure hope they can find food.
 
february 3 2017 16:09 - Great Blue Heron walking in the snow
 

 
link to my fotos page -  
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/

 
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« Post / Reply #6 on: February 08, 2017, 09:55:48 PM »

Must be hard to find food with all that snow!  Hope it melts soon!  Thank you for telling us about this bird, booni...one of my favorite species.    good luck
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« Post / Reply #7 on: February 08, 2017, 10:04:32 PM »

Hope he is okay.... I am sure he is wondering ..." What's up with all this white stuff!!"
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« Post / Reply #8 on: February 09, 2017, 04:34:19 AM »

winter is so hard on wildlife -  - I hope they all find food
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« Post / Reply #9 on: March 07, 2017, 10:29:18 AM »

 
A friend sent me a bunch of good fotos of an adult Eagle with blood all over their beak. i looked at the fotos before reading her e-mail & noticed that the Eagle seemed to have a bite injury across their beak, especially visible from the right side! When i read her full message, this was why she*d sent me the fotos. Someone had put a road kill Deer on the cement jetty at Phipps Point & the Eagle was trying to eat this. There was also a dead Sea Lion attracting tons of Eagles north of the Point. i got more good fotos of this Eagle from Maija Maltais. Then i got a link to fotos on someone*s facebook page here.
i also got a call from MARS two days later saying a man had walked right up & touched the Eagle that day.
We went right down there looking & have been looking ever since but have not been able to find this Eagle.

Mum Hornby had a very similar injury, however she had a whole lot of other injuries as well.

beak injured Eagle by stevi



beak injured Eagle by Maija Maltais



beak injured Eagle by Maija Maltais



beak injured Eagle by Maija Maltais





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« Post / Reply #10 on: March 07, 2017, 07:14:47 PM »

Whew, booni!  That looks like a painful injury.  Sorry you couldn't find that eagle.

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« Post / Reply #11 on: March 07, 2017, 10:41:55 PM »

That is nasty... hopefully it can be found and something done. Thanks for looking Booni!
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« Post / Reply #12 on: March 08, 2017, 03:11:38 AM »

 sad omg - the first thing I thought of ws Mom H. and her terrible injuries -  cry I sure hope she never ended up like this  nope thank you Booni for  going and trying to find this poor creature  Thank you
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