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2020
« on: January 23, 2020, 06:54:48 PM »
HEART rescues in 2020

Thank you to our Hornby first responders!


january 23

  • An Eagle is spotted down in peoples* yard. The story can be read HERE.


june 23

  • i get a call about four baby Mink who*s Mum got taken by an Eagle, & then another call about a Seal pup. The stories can be read HERE.


june 26

  • i get a call about a small Bird found down on the ground in someone*s yard. The story can be read HERE.
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Re: 2020
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2020, 07:21:23 PM »
i was just settling in for some afternoon puzzle time when the phone rang.
People near me had heard Eagle sounds in their yard & found one face down with wings spread in their yard.
The Eagle was making strange calls, which is what alerted them.
i told them to call MARS & see what they said.
i asked if perhaps there were two Eagles?
They only saw one.
i said sometimes they challenge each other & grab each others* feet & spin earthwards.
Hopefully they let go before crashing, but sometimes they are so wound up that they don*t let go & crash into the Trees or the ground.
Meantime, i gathered my capture gear & loaded it into the van.
They called back to say the Eagle had gotten up with difficulty & flown away with difficulty.
But then they discovered another had been underneath the whole time!
& that one was splayed out on their back & not getting up.
When they called MARS they said to capture the Eagle.
Drat.
So i went to have a look.
This is what we found.

january 23 2020 14:30 - down Eagle



Look at all the down feathers everywhere.
The one foot is grasping a Salal branch.
The wings are kind of tangled in Salal, too.
The feet have blood on them & maybe some gashes.
When i move in to put a towel over the head the head lunges at me & i jump back.
But the wings & feet don*t move.
The beak is open with stress & i see blood on the tongue & in the throat.
i move in again & place a towel over the face.
The Eagle is beaking the towel from below, but the towel stays put.
i drape a second towel over top.
i ask my helper to make sure the head stays covered with the towel while i reach in with gloves & grab each foot.
i start to pull from the feet but the Eagle is tangled in the Salal.
So we free the wings & tuck them in & then i am able to draw the Eagle out from the Salal.
We pick up the Eagle, she is keeping the head covered, & tuck them, towels & all, into the kennel.
i tip the kennel a bit to slide the Eagle in a bit further & i think this startles them & they stand up.
So they are able to stand.
i was wondering.
We lock the kennel & there is already a blanket over it so i draw it over the door & then we carry it to the van.
Now.
How to get them to MARS.
The woman needs to go to the School to get one of her kids & then she says that the teachers will be going for the four ferry!
It is 3pm.
Perfect.
We go to the School & the music teacher is game to meet MARS at Buckley Bay!
So i call MARS & arrange for them to meet him there.

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Re: 2020
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2020, 08:17:17 AM »
i got two calls last evening from the people who discovered the down Eagles.
MARS had called them to get more details about what had happened to this Eagle.
They wondered if electrocution or what.
i guess in the flurry of calls the story never got told.
They found the Eagle had a HUGE amount of bruising, & wondered why.
The Eagle was likely a male, small.
He had gashes to his head & a big gash on his chest.
There was blood in the mouth & throat & in the nares.
It sounded likely that he will do well!
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Re: 2020
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2020, 03:26:52 AM »
 :whistle that sounds like a miracle! Thanks for  HEART and all you do Booni  :eclove And thanks to all those who help as well.  :thumbup:

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Re: 2020
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2020, 09:06:11 AM »
i called MARS yesterday to see how our Eagle was doing.
Our Eagle is patient # 035 for 2020.
She said he was getting antibiotics & has pain medications for pain in one shoulder.
He has a throat infection called trich.
He also has cuts & bleeding in the mouth, likely from the other Eagle*s beak.
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Re: 2020
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2020, 07:36:06 AM »
i got a call from MARS that this Eagle was ready for release!
The people who originally spotted the Eagles was willing to go in & pick him up.
He is afraid of Birds, so this was quite the adventure for him.
There was quite a group of parents & children gathered when he arrived back home with the Eagle in the back of his car.
i had scouted out an area where the kennel could be placed with the back against a car & the open door looked out on a good sized field that sloped up hill for the Eagle to escape to.
He had been banging around inside the kennel going across Denman & you can see the kennel shaking as he bangs around some more before his release.
MARS was glad we took him off their hands as he was a bit of a dominant trouble maker.
They also said he was in such poor condition that he wouldn*t*ve survived more than three days had we not rescued him.

february 20 2020 15:23 - Eagle release

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Re: 2020
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2020, 07:44:20 AM »
Fabulous Thank you booni .. he sure wanted out off there and great tracking!  :thumbup:

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Re: 2020
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2020, 12:12:22 PM »
Boy what a great release and what a great time to get released !!!!!!
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Re: 2020
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2020, 09:06:38 AM »
A fella who lives near me heard from the Eagle release neighbours i wrote about above that i was the one to call about a baby Bird he found crawling around his yard.
i told him it was often a normal stage for some fledglings to be on the ground with their parents still feeding them til they developed further.
But i wasn*t sure what kind of Bird he was describing.
If the parents are still there & caring for them, best to leave well enough alone.
So i asked him to take a foto & then call MARS to see what they said.
Well, next i got a call from MARS saying this was a Swallow & that they were far too young to be down on the ground like this so could i care for them til we could get the nestling to MARS?
She told me what to do, so i phoned the guy back & he brought the nestling over in a small box with wood shavings & a cap of water & some ground up flax seed.
i got a fresh box & lined it with a dry cloth & popped the youngster in there.
MARS said to keep them warm.
It had been a cold wet day for a Bird like this to be out of their Nest & crawling around on the wet ground, so fortunately i had my fire going & it was nice & warm in the house.
The lovely little thing dried out & dropped all the pieces of wood shavings stuck to them & went to sleep.
i wasn*t sure how to get them to gape so i could pop some food in there, but we gradually figured it out & they were happy to just snuggle up to the side of the cloth & sleep.
i was supposed to feed every fifteen minutes but i did not manage to do that.
But any time the Bird gaped i would pop some food in there.
She said she puts her Birds to sleep around 8, but since it had been such a long hard day for this one i kept feeding til i went to bed.
i started advertising right away for a ride into town first thing next morning, but no one was responding!
Next morning i woke at 5 & was just enjoying lying there when i remembered SWALLOW!
So i got up to check.
i could hear the youngster calling but they were not in the box!
Finally found that they had gotten out somehow, crawled across the table, pooped on a kleenex i had there, then snuggled up against the red towel i have over my camera!
Good thing they hadn*t gone over the edge of the table.
i went back to feeding whenever possible.
At first i was thinking the nestling wasn*t looking too good but they soon perked up.
Now, back to arranging a ride to town.
Still no one had replied to my two ads so i updated them, hoping to attract attention.
i was starting to panic & thought about heading for the 7:30 ferry lineup & beg a ride, which i HATE doing!
Then i realized there was no 7:30 ferry on a saturday so i decided to go for the 8 line up.
There was someone i recognized who looked like a good ask!
But, drat, she was just picking up the newspapers & heading right back.
We called MARS & they couldn*t scramble a ride to meet at Buckley Bay at such short notice.
i asked the next person in line, she was watching us & smiling, but she was headed south to meet the big ferry.
Then i asked another local but she was stopping on Denman first.
Then i realized i recognized the last couple in the line!
They live near me & i had helped them once with a dead doe that got hung in their fishnet fencing.
Well, they had a cellphone & knew where MARS was & were heading to church nearby!
So they called MARS & were arranging a meeting place at the church at 9:30.
Turned out they brought the Swallow right to MARS!  :hearts2
Well, i was in tears with it all by then.
Getting the Swallow into proper care was so important.
i don*t have the proper stuff they need to eat.
& we need our Swallows!
The insect eaters are at great risk right now.
Here is the foto i used to try to get a ride into town.
i wonder what kind of Swallow they are?

june 26 2020 18:36 - Swallow Nestling



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Re: 2020
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2020, 06:49:13 AM »
HEART! Thank you booni
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