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Offline NancyM

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Re: REGI (The Raptor Education Group)
« Reply #45 on: October 09, 2012, 08:12:42 PM »
Here is a news clip that REGI posted on Facebook today.  Very nice!


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Re: REGI (The Raptor Education Group)
« Reply #46 on: January 05, 2013, 04:12:15 PM »
From REGI's Facebook page on January 1st:

"New Years Day and 5 new admissions and its only afternoon. Lead poisoned Golden Eagle first admit of the year, followed by another probable lead poisoned Rough-legged hawk, Trumpter Swan, Pine Grosbeak and another Bald Eagle on its way. Welcome 2013, I think. at Raptor Education Group, Inc."

That's the Golden Eagle posted about in the GTLO topic: http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1052.msg124665#msg124665

Offline Faerie Gardener

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Re: REGI (The Raptor Education Group)
« Reply #47 on: January 08, 2013, 07:30:38 PM »
REGI posted some beautiful photos of a Leucitic Eagle on their Facebook page. They will be published in the next National Geographic.
Here's a link to one of those gorgeous photos:
http://www.traciwalterphotography.com/p519199737/e51b99cac
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Re: REGI (The Raptor Education Group)
« Reply #48 on: January 08, 2013, 07:50:56 PM »
those are great photos - aren't they?  from what I read, the photographer Traci was an intern or associate at REGI.

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Re: REGI (The Raptor Education Group)
« Reply #49 on: January 19, 2013, 05:09:54 PM »
REGI held a 4 Eagle release today! My cousin attended and I have seen some of the pictures - fantastic! I expect to see some pictures soon and will monitor their Facebook page for reports.

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Re: REGI (The Raptor Education Group)
« Reply #50 on: March 24, 2013, 10:16:53 AM »
Someone sent me a link this morning to an article by Marge Gibson of REGI entitled "Bald Eagle Behavior in Changing Times".  Very interesting about the huge increase in eagle population - possibly to saturation levels in some areas - and how it is changing behavior.

Bald Eagle Behavior in Changing Times
"If you slow things down, you notice things you hadn't seen before." - Robert Wilson, director, author, videographer

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Re: REGI (The Raptor Education Group)
« Reply #51 on: March 24, 2013, 10:29:43 AM »
Very interesting Maggies - thanks for posting!

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Re: REGI (The Raptor Education Group)
« Reply #52 on: June 22, 2013, 08:17:44 PM »
Marge Gibson, of REGI, has been nominated for a wonderful award - The Eagle Rare Life Award. The winner receives $40,000, and you can vote daily at this site:

http://eaglerarelife.com/content/marge-gibson

I voted today. This contest goes on into next year. I will need to give myself a reminder to vote every day.
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Re: REGI (The Raptor Education Group)
« Reply #53 on: January 25, 2015, 06:13:38 PM »
Last week I attended my first eagle release, and this one was done by Marge Gibson of REGI. It was in south central Wisconsin, where the Wisconsin River flows into the Mississippi. There are lots of eagles who spend the winter there and it's a great spot for a release because of that and because of the plentiful food supply. It was a gorgeous day, so there were thousands of people there. My photos were taken from at least 4 rows back, so I did not get as many as I would have liked, but REGI is going to post its own pictures of the event, so I will post that link when I get it.
The weekend events were part of a celebration called "Eagle Days" that is held each year in the small town of Sauk City, near Madison. Several young eagles who had been rehabbed by REGI from various issues were released. Several had lead poisoning and a few had trauma from being struck by cars. The one in these photos is a 3 year old female who has been in rehab since July. Her release was dedicated to a woman who established "Eagle Days" in Sauk City. She was a resident of that area and her home is just 4 miles down the river from the release site. She recently died at age 90. Her family was there for the release, and they report that the next day this eagle circled around their property and stayed for awhile while they were gathering for the memorial service.

  

Marge walked through the crowd with this very calm eagle. It is amazing how comfortable the eagles are with her.



The young eagle has a distinctive coloring and was easily identified by the family the next day.



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Re: REGI (The Raptor Education Group)
« Reply #54 on: January 26, 2015, 09:35:15 AM »
Terrific that you could attend this release, Faerie - what a touching story about the dedication and subsequent sighting of this eagle. Thanks for telling us.

REGI (Marge) does wonders with eagles (and other bird, of course).

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Re: REGI (The Raptor Education Group)
« Reply #55 on: January 26, 2015, 05:18:51 PM »
Here are the videos of the three releases that I saw in Sauk City, Wisconsin last week. In my last post I said that the lady honored here was 90 years old - actually, she was 99!


<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chkJpYg2z3o" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chkJpYg2z3o</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f63f1Lbqk7A" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f63f1Lbqk7A</a>
"In all things of Nature there is something of the Marvelous"  -Aristotle

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