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Offline Valleybirds

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Re: Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (Vancouver Island)
« Reply #1530 on: March 06, 2013, 08:45:07 AM »
A little levity for a Wednesday...

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

Ambassador Shakespeare has a message for everyone... Please click the link http://www.sharethebounty.ca/charities.php and choose "M" for Mountainiare Avian Rescue Society

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Re: Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (Vancouver Island)
« Reply #1531 on: March 20, 2013, 09:06:44 AM »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJgpwD3NtZU" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJgpwD3NtZU</a>

The battle for third in the Share the Bounty contest is very fierce! We need all the votes we can get so here's one of last year's baby merlins with an urgent message. http://www.sharethebounty.ca/charities.php Choose 'M' and then look for Mountainaire Avian Rescue. Don't forget you can also vote for Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society to keep them in first. at Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society.

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Re: Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (Vancouver Island)
« Reply #1532 on: March 24, 2013, 05:23:30 PM »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcRfPUeJw74" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcRfPUeJw74</a>

In late February, 2013, an adult Barred Owl was hit by a car in Campbell River. Fortunately, she was immediately picked up and brought to MARS. Due to her size, she was assumed to be female and was nicknamed Belle by some of the volunteers, as she was a beautiful and calm owl. She had a cracked beak and a concussion. Her beak was thoroughly cleaned and she was treated with antibiotics and pain medication and she surprised us all by recovering fairly quickly. Her beak will eventually grow out and is fully functional. Less than a month after the accident she was released in a park near where she was found. Thank you to her rescuers for their quick action!

Please don't forget to keep voting for us - we're doing well in third place and that $5,000 would be very useful! http://www.sharethebounty.ca/charities.php Click on 'M' and scroll to Mountainaire and please vote for Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society while you're there.

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Re: Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (Vancouver Island)
« Reply #1533 on: March 27, 2013, 06:37:08 PM »
Here's a release you don't see every day...

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avSUexS2VIM" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avSUexS2VIM</a>

It's not often you get to see a squirrel release...This edited video was taken by Pat Scott with Tyler, another animal care volunteer, featured. This little red squirrel was hit by a car, knocked unconscious and had an injury to one leg. Luckily, he was scooped up and brought to MARS, where he was given pain medication and anti-inflammatories. He still favours one front foot a bit when standing, but it doesn't seem to be slowing him down! Red squirrels are the only indigenous squirrels in BC, Grey squirrels are invasive and threatening their survival. Don't forget to vote today, we're down to the last few days! http://www.sharethebounty.ca/charities.php Click on 'M' and scroll to Mountainaire. We're still helping Alberta Animal Rescue Crew, too.

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Re: Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (Vancouver Island)
« Reply #1534 on: May 07, 2013, 03:53:25 PM »
MARS was on CTV Vancouver news last night.  A lovely story of a baby barred owl being rescued and placed back in its nest.  Video features Reg narrating, and Steve Harding, doing the climb.  

http://bc.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=921367

Some still clips from the video:





Below, the video clips show parents watching the procedure!


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Re: Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (Vancouver Island)
« Reply #1535 on: May 07, 2013, 07:26:09 PM »
What a lovely story and Oh My! Lovely pictures, too  :heart

Thank you, Madrona, and Thanks to MARS and Friends.
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Re: Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (Vancouver Island)
« Reply #1536 on: May 21, 2013, 08:47:40 AM »
I just wanted to pop in and thank HEART and Mars for the heron rescue on Hornby and the work currently being done to help these wonderful birds. 

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Re: Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (Vancouver Island)
« Reply #1537 on: May 21, 2013, 01:09:07 PM »
 
there is no posts re the heron but  this  link to fb has some  photos and info


http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151606172788114.1073741843.119843378113&type=1
I have been typoscount2  & nsbirder then Non4now, but no more,
onward to       ImpInNS
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hornby-Eagle-Group-Projects-Society/292341380792123

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Re: Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (Vancouver Island)
« Reply #1538 on: May 25, 2013, 10:42:36 AM »
Little Barred Owls seem to be having a hard time staying in their nests this year!

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrYGWPAbnD0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrYGWPAbnD0</a>

Sometimes little raptor fledglings leave the nest a bit early and get into trouble. This baby Barred Owl, not far from being able to fly, managed to fall to a small branch and ended up clinging there, unable to move. The homeowners called MARS and Steve Harding from Timberwolf Tree Services came to help put the baby back in the nest. Unfortunately, the nest couldn't be located so he made an improvised one, added grass and tucked the baby in that, instead. Photos by Sandy Royer and Myke Prior, video by Sandy Royer, editing by Pat Wagar

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Re: Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (Vancouver Island)
« Reply #1539 on: May 25, 2013, 01:43:38 PM »
That was great, thanks for sharing. :heart

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Re: Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (Vancouver Island)
« Reply #1540 on: July 04, 2013, 08:55:44 AM »
In May 2013 MARS was called to rescue a large female Bald Eagle, near the Coast Guard Station in Kye Bay, Comox, BC. Coast Guard staff who noticed her in distress, covered in blood and unable to fly. She had a number of injuries, including a hole in her beak and face, but no broken bones. She must have been badly bruised because she was unable to fly for several weeks. We called her Kye and has she always been a very aggressive eagle, but somewhere in the area is one that must be even tougher. The wonderful thing was that a male eagle flew to the same tree Kye had flown to, they had a 'conversation' and flew off in the same direction. We're hoping that was her mate, finding her at last, after a six week wait.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GnahlhuAAI" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GnahlhuAAI</a>

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Re: Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (Vancouver Island)
« Reply #1541 on: July 04, 2013, 09:32:39 AM »
wonderful!!!

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Re: Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (Vancouver Island)
« Reply #1542 on: July 08, 2013, 08:43:14 PM »

Beck was brought into care following an unknown head trauma - he was discovered on Rebecca spit (being a probable male, Rebecca wasn't a suitable name!). He was unsteady on his feet and unable to perch at first. Fortunately his appetite was good and he improved steadily. A few weeks later he could always be found sitting on the highest perch in the flight pen! Fully recovered after six weeks, he was ready to go home.

**video link says not available? Is this the correct video now?~boonibarb**

Sorry, forgot to check the link after posting!...Pat  :blush

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCPrdFHqBNU" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCPrdFHqBNU</a>
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Re: Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (Vancouver Island)
« Reply #1543 on: July 08, 2013, 09:32:06 PM »
I received a call today for an eaglet down on the ground near the Co-op. I recognized the described location as Nest 24. A few days ago I had seen two healthy-looking eaglets, one in the nest and one branching. But now one of them was on the ground!

Booni received the call also, so we both ended up there. The two Co-op workers who had spotted the eaglet were doing wonders, persuading drivers to park their cars or turn around rather than drive right past the eaglet on that narrow road, and instructing pedestrians to stay clear so they wouldn't frighten that beautiful bird. I am so grateful for what they did.

So thanks to those efforts, the eaglet stayed within view of the road.
I took those few photos while waiting for Booni to pick up the rescue gear.
July 7, 2:48 pm







Here he's moved a bit deeper into the bush. I mostly stayed behind a tree so as not to frighten him any further, but I peeked out long enough to take this picture.
3:11


What I couldn't get because of the grass and brush was this eaglet's gorgeous banana toes, pristine clean bright yellow.  :heart

He (or she...) seemed to walk without difficulty. I saw a couple of tentative fleaps and both wings seemed to open the same. So I'm hoping that this one is uninjured, but he had to get checked up, and someone has to decide what is the best next move. And this is when our dear friends at MARS come in.

Booni did the capture. Then I drove to Buckley Bay and transferred that beautiful eaglet to a volunteer from MARS.

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Re: Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (Vancouver Island)
« Reply #1544 on: July 08, 2013, 10:02:35 PM »
You guys are awesome! Now we have two in care - eaglets are getting a bit tipsy this year!