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Offline beans

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Re: Cascades Raptor Center (Oregon)
« Reply #120 on: August 26, 2012, 12:23:59 PM »
From the PBS presentation:



And how do we know this is a Raven?  Look at the tail:  Crows have a very fan-shaped tail, where raven's tails have more of a wedge-shape to them.

Note:  the bird on the left is the Raven
Jean, California

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Re: Cascades Raptor Center (Oregon)
« Reply #121 on: August 31, 2012, 05:51:29 AM »
Beans -  I love reading about how Mitra is doing.

We spent last weekend in Cooperstown, NY - home of James Fenimore Cooper, author of Last of the Mohicans and other books about the Leatherstocking area of New York.  Spent part of the day at the Fenimore Museum which houses one of the best collections of Native American art I have ever seen - the Thaw collection.

Thought you might like this portrait of Mitra or one of his relatives from the collection. 
"If you slow things down, you notice things you hadn't seen before." - Robert Wilson, director, author, videographer

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Re: Cascades Raptor Center (Oregon)
« Reply #122 on: August 31, 2012, 06:24:02 AM »
Thank you beans for the tip  beans!!    Beautiful maggiesmom!

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Re: Cascades Raptor Center (Oregon)
« Reply #123 on: September 23, 2012, 09:54:08 AM »
I have a special place in my heart for ravens too, beans - thanks for that link. Nice to see the 'portrait' of Mitra - he's gorgeous. It's wonderful that you still get to see him from time to time. I still miss my beloved 'Vincent' who was recently transferred to an out-of-state education facility. I learned so much from that beautiful bird.

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Re: Cascades Raptor Center (Oregon)
« Reply #124 on: January 02, 2013, 02:33:50 PM »
Hairchopper :eceek  Congratulations on your first  Pygmy Owl Release!!  :eclove

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RST8pGp20sY" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RST8pGp20sY</a>

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Re: Cascades Raptor Center (Oregon)
« Reply #125 on: January 02, 2013, 02:37:04 PM »
Wonderful!  A perfect way to start the New Year!
Jean, California

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Re: Cascades Raptor Center (Oregon)
« Reply #126 on: January 02, 2013, 07:11:58 PM »
most excellent!

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Re: Cascades Raptor Center (Oregon)
« Reply #127 on: January 02, 2013, 10:30:03 PM »
Lovely release by a lovely lady!

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Re: Cascades Raptor Center (Oregon)
« Reply #128 on: January 03, 2013, 07:41:49 AM »
Thanks too bad those gloves were much too big. What a lovely day!!!

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Re: Cascades Raptor Center (Oregon)
« Reply #129 on: January 03, 2013, 07:32:35 PM »
Way to go, Chop!!!  :thumbup:

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Re: Cascades Raptor Center (Oregon)
« Reply #130 on: January 14, 2013, 12:20:05 PM »
Here's an update on Mitra, from Karen, who works with him:

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I wish you could see this boy...well, not today exactly, as he had rolled around with his duck and hit a patch of poop and so his right wing is all poopy. I told him

to please take a bath, but it was like pleading with a kid to take a bath (yeah, right!)....anyway, just a little check in to let you know he is doing SO WELL.

I am so proud of him....the things he has progressed to learn.

He flys to my glove from four feet away and back to the perch.
He lets me walk and lower and stand back up again with him on the glove.
He steps on the scale with a 'step up' command so that I can weigh him (he's at 1140 g)
He leaps all over the mew to touch the target stick with his foot....
and today I started working on letting him touch his feet. He let me do it, but then also stepped up on my finger, so I need to figure out a different
cue so that he distinguishes this from a step up.....I want to get him used to the idea of his feet and ankles being touched with the idea of temp jesses....

I think the duck is the soft plastic ducky I gave to him at Lindsay, which went with him to CRC


Mitra, right after I gave him the ducky at Lindsay
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Re: Cascades Raptor Center (Oregon)
« Reply #131 on: June 20, 2014, 09:10:50 PM »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_2HSF2Le0I" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_2HSF2Le0I</a>

Training to the glove
Jean, California