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Re: Lindsay Wildlife Museum
« Reply #135 on: May 02, 2012, 06:40:47 PM »
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Baby Great Horned Owl successfully re-nested!
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Re: Lindsay Wildlife Museum
« Reply #136 on: May 02, 2012, 07:04:10 PM »
Congratulations to Lindsay and the Great Horned Owl parents.  :biggrin3
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Re: Lindsay Wildlife Museum
« Reply #137 on: May 16, 2012, 09:42:54 PM »
Peregrine falcon release

I remember this beautiful falcon in the hospital
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Re: Lindsay Wildlife Museum
« Reply #138 on: May 16, 2012, 09:57:11 PM »
Beans, it was wonderful to 'fly' with the falcon and watch as the owlet was re-nested.  Very good work being done at Lindsay!  :thumbup:
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Re: Lindsay Wildlife Museum
« Reply #139 on: May 29, 2012, 09:36:41 PM »
The hospital received 291 animals last week, bringing the total to 2119 for this year.

We are starting to see lots of fledgling birds coming out of their nests before they can fly very well. This is a normal and necessary part of growing up for these birds. Keep people and pets away so the parents will feel comfortable coming down to feed their offspring. It usually takes only a couple of days for most birds to master flight skills and join their parents off the ground
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Re: Lindsay Wildlife Museum
« Reply #140 on: June 02, 2012, 10:26:50 AM »


 



Our Lindsay Great Gray Owl is a hero.  

A Great Gray owlet, who fell out of his nest, was brought to Lindsay Wildlife Museum hospital a few weeks ago.  To avoid imprinting from humans, we isolated him in one of our aviaries.  Staff dressed up like a bush in a special costume when they entered the aviary to bring mice.  Our Great Gray Owl acted as surrogate parent.  And he acted unlike he ever had.  We could hear vocalizations from him that we had never heard before.  

The owlet was successfully put back in his tree with his siblings.  He was “branching” before he we released him.  His parents will continue to feed their youngsters until they are independent.

The Great Gray Owl is an endangered species, with only 200 – 300 in California.  It is vital that we restore wildlife habitats.  If a bird doesn’t have a place to live, what’s the sense in saving him?

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Re: Lindsay Wildlife Museum
« Reply #141 on: June 02, 2012, 11:54:23 AM »
Thank you for the posting Beans. We all can benefit from this information! :hug
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Re: Lindsay Wildlife Museum
« Reply #142 on: June 04, 2012, 11:31:32 AM »


A Great Gray Owlet rescued, examined, and returned to his nest tree.
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Re: Lindsay Wildlife Museum
« Reply #143 on: June 13, 2012, 10:22:03 AM »




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A party in Antioch Saturday night was interrupted when a baby bird was blown from a tree and hit the roof of the house.When party-goers went to investigate, they discovered a whole nest on the ground with two more babies in it. The babies — white tailed kites — were brought to Lindsay Wildlife Museum. The next day, a fourth baby kite was found at the site of the nest tree. Sadly, the bird that hit the roof and this fourth baby did not survive.

That Sunday, a volunteer went to the home in Antioch to assess the situation. She sent photos to Traverso Tree Service, who later appeared on the scene to help with an emergency nest return. Hospital staff brought a wicker basket to the site to serve as a replacement “nest.” It took Traverso Tree Service only 23 minutes to secure the basket to the nest tree with the two surviving babies in it.

Today, vocalizations were heard from the tree so it appears all is well with the two baby kites. Thanks to Luis, Jesus and Miguel of Traverso Tree Service for making it possible for these baby kites to be reunited with their parents!

I'm glad that three of them could be rescued.
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Re: Lindsay Wildlife Museum
« Reply #144 on: June 13, 2012, 11:23:37 AM »
Love, love, love volunteers like Traverso Tree Service!!  Fantastic that a supplimental nest could be fashioned, attached, and accepted.  :biggrin3 :eclove

Jean, reading the article, think only 2 of 4 kite chicks were able to be successfully saved. The two who rode the nest down to the ground. Whew, what a ride that must have been.  2 is a good number tho.  :heart
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Re: Lindsay Wildlife Museum
« Reply #145 on: June 13, 2012, 11:31:49 AM »
Someone who works at the museum thought there were three rescued....  :puzzled2
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Re: Lindsay Wildlife Museum
« Reply #146 on: June 13, 2012, 11:38:42 AM »
The article says a fourth was found the next day, but didn't survive. Maybe it was brought to Lindsay in an attempt to save it?  Or maybe the article is in error?
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Re: Lindsay Wildlife Museum
« Reply #147 on: June 13, 2012, 11:43:07 AM »
I don't think so.  The person I spoke to may have been mistaken about the final count or I misunderstand.  But at least we know two are back in the tree, and that's the good news.  The parents can do a much better job than we can.  :eclove
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Re: Lindsay Wildlife Museum
« Reply #148 on: June 13, 2012, 12:00:55 PM »
Isn't it great that the parents were still willing to accept the man made adaptations  :biggrin3

Can you imagine them watching the crane bring that basket to the nest? Were the chicks calling, were the parents calling.... Oh what a happy reunion.  :eclove :heart
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Re: Lindsay Wildlife Museum
« Reply #149 on: June 13, 2012, 02:18:34 PM »
The hospital received 229 animals last week, bringing the total to 2573 for this year.

Fledgling birds of many species are out of the nest now, but do not fly well yet. They spend time on the ground hopping to low branches as they strengthen their wings and improve their flight techniques. These fledglings are vulnerable to predation by house cats. It is vital that cats are kept indoors during this season to give these birds a chance to grow up
Jean, California