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Offline NancyM

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Helping Camper Fly
« on: September 02, 2014, 06:35:49 PM »
This video tribute to Scootch and her parents is a recap of the 2014 season. At the end, there is the story of another Hornby Island eaglet, Camper.



<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iac6pK8Vfs0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iac6pK8Vfs0</a>


Camper was rescued from Tribune Bay Campsite on Hornby Island in early July 2014. He had been seen walking down the road with no parents in sight.  HEART rescued the eaglet, one of the smallest and youngest that they had ever held - he still had woolly down showing through his feathers. Read about his rescue HERE.

MARS found him to be very thin, dehydrated and covered in parasites but not injured. A few days later, Camper had a friend from Quadra Island (Hy) join him.


Photo  ©Sandy Royer/MARS

 
Camper on the right, with grass in his mouth!


Photo  ©Sandy Royer/MARS


At the end of July, Camper and another eagle rescued on Hornby Island were sent from MARS to NIWRA, also on Vancouver Island, so that they could build their flight muscles in the large pens available there.

It is expected that Camper will be returned to MARS for release later this fall. HEGPS is making a donation to MARS and to NIWRA in thanks for their care of Hornby Island wildlife. In addition, HEGPS is sponsoring Camper's release in memory of our friend Mojo.

 If you would like to join us in sponsoring Camper's care, or in dedicating his release to Mojo's memory, contributions can be made to
Hornby Eagles Projects Society http://www.hornbyeagles.com/support.htm  

or directly to MARS https://www.canadahelps.org/dn/10210

Please mention to us, or to MARS, that Scootch sent you.

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Re: Helping Camper Fly
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2014, 07:03:52 PM »
 :ecsmile love this and am sharing on my facebook page to help get more donations-aka birdlover

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Re: Helping Camper Fly
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2014, 08:20:24 PM »
 :ecsmile Me too! Help Camper fly  :eclove

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Re: Helping Camper Fly
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2014, 02:11:54 PM »
awe, how wonderful  :thumbup:

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Re: Helping Camper Fly
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2014, 02:07:22 PM »
NIWRC FB https://www.facebook.com/pages/North-Island-Wildlife-Recovery-Centre/47885409113?fref=nf

This is one of the juvenile eagles that was transferred to us from Mountainaire Avian rescue and was nicknamed 'Camper' as he/she was found at a campground unable to fly. He/she is now flying well and is socializing with two other rescued juveniles and two adults.

Forum topic of NIWRC  http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=180.0

photos by North Island Wildlife Rescue Centre. Camper & friends..









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Re: Helping Camper Fly
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2014, 02:32:11 PM »
GREAT Passserine!!  :eclove

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Re: Helping Camper Fly
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2014, 03:47:04 PM »
OH...great shots!

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Re: Helping Camper Fly
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2014, 05:05:50 PM »
Thanks Passerine .... great photos and it is wonderful to see Camper doing so well!!

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Re: Helping Camper Fly
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2014, 07:17:21 PM »
So wonderful to see Camper doing so well,   thanks Passerine

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Re: Helping Camper Fly
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2014, 05:13:44 AM »


Thank you Passerine!!  It is wonderful to have the pictures and update on Camper, and to see that (s)he is doing so well!!
"Our true enemies, as well as our true sources of strength, lie within."

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Re: Helping Camper Fly
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2014, 08:24:39 AM »
YW, s/he is looking pretty good.  Hopefully we'll get a chance to visit Camper & friends prior to release.

It's lovely Camper gets another chance with a lot of help from many. From rescuers to rehabs to release.  :ecsmile

One more photo of Camper from NIWRC.


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Re: Helping Camper Fly
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2014, 04:06:48 PM »
Very nice photo of Camper, Passerine!  Thank you...   This is one of our main HEGPS goals... to help wildlife and rehabbers.   We're all working together here to do that.   :eclove
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Re: Helping Camper Fly
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2014, 08:21:11 AM »
Many thanks to the several generous people who have contributed to this eagle release. Many of you have sent a donation in memory of our Mojo, to whom Camper's release will be dedicated.  We are hoping the release will take place as planned in October and will keep you updated here.

If you would like to join in dedicating his release to Mojo's memory, contributions can be made to
Hornby Eagles Projects Society: http://www.hornbyeagles.com/support.htm 
or directly to MARS:  https://www.canadahelps.org/dn/10210

Please mention to us, or to MARS, that Scootch sent you.

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Re: Helping Camper Fly
« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2014, 08:28:02 PM »
HEGPS is pleased to announce that we have added three new designs to our Cafe Press shop created by NancyM. Two of the designs celebrate the soon to be released eaglet “Camper”, rescued near the Tribune Bay campground by HEART July 5/2014.

HEGPS is sponsoring Camper’s release in honour of Mojo, our dear friend and HEGPS member who passed away last November. Story of Campers rescue.  All profits from the sale of the Camper design products will be donated to MARS

The third design features the delightful Scootch, this season’s eaglet!  It features one of boonibarb’s fabulous photographs of Scootch.  

All three designs are available now at the HEGPS Cafe Press Designs

The shop also has products that feature Mom and Dad Hornby and several of their offspring.

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Re: Helping Camper Fly
« Reply #14 on: November 04, 2014, 05:57:09 AM »
We are thrilled to announce that "Camper", a Hornby Island eaglet that was rescued by HEART, is ready for release back into the wild.  He will be released at the First Nations at Qualicum River Tuesday, November 4, 2014.  There will be fish in Rivers and Eagles about!!!

HEGPS is sponsoring Camper's release in memory of MoJo.  Several members of HEGPS that reside in BC will be attending the release and we will hopefully have great pictures and video to share with you soon.

Many of you generously donated to MARS for Camper's care  in memory of Mojo.  These funds will also be presented to MARS at the release.  Thank you so much.


Fly free Camper!!!