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Re: North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre
« Reply #90 on: June 11, 2011, 10:09:33 PM »
Thank you, Joy.

Decker has gone through a complete molt and has all new healthy feathers for his flight to freedom.
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« Reply #91 on: June 11, 2011, 10:21:14 PM »
Joy, thank you so much for posting the photos of 'Decker', he is indeed a transformed eagle. I wish him well when he leaves NIWRA for the skies.
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Re: North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre
« Reply #92 on: June 24, 2011, 11:03:37 AM »
Parksville Qualicum Beach News
June 21, 2011 9:00 AM

NEW PARK TAKES FLIGHT


Lissa Alexander photo
It was a sunny day of celebration at the official opening of Moorecroft Regional Park on Saturday afternoon, as the grassy meadow filled up with smiling families, dancing toddlers, music, cake and more.

Note: This immature eagle was released at the meadow and will have an area of forest, wetland, and a quiet lagoon on the beach for his new habitat. There are two eagle nests there and lots of huge perch trees.

Robin Campbell says they still have 8 or 9 eagles to release, including Decker. I was going to take some video of Decker to share here but agreed with Robin that it isn't worth upsetting the eagles in the flight pen. As Robin says, "These are wild animals and they can injure themselves when we enter the pen, so we avoid going in there."
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Re: North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre
« Reply #93 on: June 24, 2011, 11:29:09 AM »
DECKER IS READY TO GO!

He is in the company of other eagles in NIWRA's huge flight pen and waiting for this years' eaglets to fledge and settle down before joining them along the coast near his territory of Hornby Island. His release is now anticipated in about a month.

Robin Campbell and his Assistant Manager, Julie Mackey, are looking forward to this celebration of Decker's freedom. Robin says it will be a lot of fun and they are planning on taking video of the event.

Click on the News Banner at the top of the forum pages for information on raising funds to support the long care he has received at North Island Wildlife or go to:

http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=818.msg59949#msg59949



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Re: North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre
« Reply #94 on: June 24, 2011, 08:55:19 PM »
The Moorecroft Regional Park release is stunning!

 Can't wait, ( but must) to see Decker released very, very soon!!
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Re: North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre
« Reply #95 on: July 13, 2011, 09:20:43 PM »
This Eagle was found in Bowser and brought to the centre. It is in experienced and caring hands at NIWRA to recuperate in its old age.

"It is very old, very skinny and it may not survive, but will be monitored closely."



Bowser is about as close as the east coast of Vancouver Island gets to Hornby Island.

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« Reply #96 on: July 14, 2011, 01:04:58 AM »
Blue, thank you for letting us know about the older eagle.  I'm glad that our donations to NIWRA mayl help provide for his care now.   :eclove
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Re: North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre
« Reply #97 on: July 18, 2011, 09:56:40 PM »
News:

Two young eagles (this years babies) were admitted into the flight cage on July 12.  Both are from the North Island and seem happy to have the space to learn and pratice their flying skills along with regular meals being delivered.  There are currently 9 eagles in the flight cage.
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« Reply #98 on: July 27, 2011, 01:28:16 PM »
FREEDOM FOR DECKER


11:00 a.m., Friday, July 29th has been set for Decker's release.


"We plan to do this at the beach right across the hwy from the Union Bay store along the old Hwy 19. We will be there in our truck which is marked so people should find us. Robin knows this area well and feels it is the perfect site to let Decker free:).

Cheers,
Julie Mackey
NIWRA Assistant Manager"





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Re: North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre
« Reply #99 on: July 29, 2011, 06:17:35 PM »
http://www.cheknews.ca/
chek6 news coverage of deckers july 29th release entitled eagle flies

way to fly decker!
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Re: North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre
« Reply #100 on: July 30, 2011, 04:36:22 AM »
Video from the link that typos gave above.

(excuse the first few seconds of this video, please)
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOg7cj6x3uU" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOg7cj6x3uU</a>

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Re: North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre
« Reply #101 on: July 30, 2011, 07:19:17 AM »
Feisty Decker says goodbye!   :eclove

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Re: North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre
« Reply #102 on: July 30, 2011, 09:58:07 AM »
THis is a very happy ending to a long story!! Congratualtions to Robin and Julie for their efforts to help this young bird.  Thanks to everyone who donated to them to support their good works.  WELL DONE!  maj

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Re: North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre
« Reply #103 on: July 30, 2011, 10:25:16 AM »
MAJ-Wonderful team, wonderful outcome, wonderful bird. That's what it's all about. Congrats to ALL involved! :heart

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Re: North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre
« Reply #104 on: August 01, 2011, 02:35:31 PM »
FREEDOM FOR DECKER
July 29, 2011 at 11:15 a.m.



North Island Wildlife Recovery Association truck arrives



Decker is in the kennel under the green cover



Robin Campbell said that Decker is a very feisty and wild eagle and the best thing for him would be to just open the kennel and let him go. Julie Mackey said that he is so lively she didn't expect him to waste time getting out. They take in about 70 Bald Eagles a year at NIWRA, including a few Golden Eagles.

Time to go...


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