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Re: Deb's Transport, Transfer and Release Station 2019-2020
« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2019, 09:05:54 PM »
On Sunday I had time to go birding, so I got away for a bit but then I got a message that there was a hawk by a church that couldn't fly.  Of course when they told me where I couldn't believe it......... right in my home town and about a 1/2 mile from my place.  The issue was I was 30 miles away,   I sent my husband with a box and a towel.  Hope he can at least cover the bird till I get there.  I get into town and my hubby has the bird in the box at our house.  I was able to get a look at it,  right off you can see it is an adult Red Tail because it has a full red tail.  I checked the wings and it had a small bloody area on the wrist of the right wing, there seemed to be a fracture there.  The other wing was ok.  I checked our transporter site to see if there was someone traveling by my place.  Dang I had missed the ride, so I put a message out that I had a bird that needed a ride.  A gal from Lincoln said she could meet me and she would take the bird to the center.  So now I only had to drive 30 miles to meet her and then she would take it to the center.



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Re: Deb's Transport, Transfer and Release Station 2019-2020
« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2019, 09:45:33 PM »
This week the  weather  has turned out really nice,  that means an opportunity to release some raptors.  Back in October I had rescued a Red Tail that had been hit along a country road, she healed and was ready to be released.  The second was a youngster which was also ready for release.    Wednesday is our after school program so it was a great opportunity to have the kids join me in releasing the birds. 

Here is the Red Tail today
 





This is the Red Tail after I picked her up on Oct 25th


For the young Red Tail, he is going to a very nice prairie area north of my town. 







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

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7cKwmPBmCY" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7cKwmPBmCY</a>

It was a great day,  here is hoping the hawks are sleeping well tonight
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Re: Deb's Transport, Transfer and Release Station 2019-2020
« Reply #17 on: December 12, 2019, 06:50:05 PM »
It takes many devoted people across the state to rescue and release raptors.  Many times we do a relay transfer.  Today I had a Great Horned Owl that a Game and Parks officer had picked up from a person that called in the downed owl.  He relayed it to me and then I took it to the Rehab center.  It had two damaged wings and also flat flies (which are annoying flies that live on the birds).  On my way I got a message from the rehab center asking if I could take a Great Horned Owl to another volunteer to release it. I got the injured owl to the center and then got the owl for release.   So I made a call to another transporter and asked if she could meet up with me for the transfer, which she was happy to do.  She had rescued the owl and now she got to return it back to her territory.  My owl that I took in was in bad shape so sometimes you just hope it is not suffering anymore.

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