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Offline Faerie Gardener

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Re: Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (Vancouver Island)
« Reply #1620 on: October 16, 2013, 02:38:00 PM »
Thanks for the update, Passerine - how nice that the youngsters can be seen and followed.

Thanks to all who were involved and to Booni for the videos: I agree with emc  "Very Special Video" indeed!
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Re: Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (Vancouver Island)
« Reply #1621 on: October 22, 2013, 10:15:52 AM »
 
These are the first two Eagles to have been released by Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society on release day.
You can see all three kennels lined up ready to release the juvenile Eagles inside.
The holes are covered to keep them calm & make them feel safe.
This is the first release.
i was surprised to get a clear foto!
Releases only take a second, & the Birds move FAST!
Reg put his GoPro camera right on top of the kennel to film each release from that perspective, which was brilliant.
You can see his camera in the upper left of this first foto.
It was a beautiful, warm sunny day on the Puntledge River Campsite.
You couldn*t*ve asked for a better release day.
Lots of people were fishing the river when we arrived, so a good place to release youngsters.
 
october 10 2013 12:48 - rehabbed juvenile Eagle release
 


This is the second release.
& i got the kind of foto i was expecting this time!
A big blur.



There they go!
Into the air!


 
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Re: Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (Vancouver Island)
« Reply #1622 on: October 22, 2013, 10:23:01 AM »
 
Here is MARS* fantastic video footage from that day!
 
Freedom For Five Eaglets 
 
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTXYTXjfv5A" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTXYTXjfv5A</a>
 
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Re: Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (Vancouver Island)
« Reply #1623 on: October 22, 2013, 10:47:43 AM »

 
Salal was the nestling Eaglet who fell from her Nest #20 Whaling Station Bay Nest.
She was rescued by HEART, & rehabbed at MARS, then sent to North Island Wildlife Recovery for flight training.
The day of the release, all three who had been sent there were banded & their details noted.
Then they were picked up by MARS, in a big red truck.
This is the release of Salal, by our own DonnaE!
 
october 10 2013 12:50 - Donna Elliot releases rehabbed juvenile Eagle *Salal*
 
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUgzdo0qIg4" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUgzdo0qIg4</a>
 
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Re: Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (Vancouver Island)
« Reply #1624 on: October 22, 2013, 02:46:24 PM »
 
Here is a video from just after the release, of Salal enjoying her new view!
 
october 10 2013 13:11 - juvenile Eagle Salal in her first perch Tree on release day
 

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kK1kuLStlT4" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kK1kuLStlT4</a>
 
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Re: Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (Vancouver Island)
« Reply #1625 on: October 22, 2013, 03:20:24 PM »
 
i was able to capture a few portraits of Salal checking out her new world from her first perch Tree!
 
october 10 2013 13:10 - rehabbed juvenile Eagle Salal
 




Nice scowly yellow skin eyebrow she has.



In this foto, you can see the new shiny band on her leg.


 
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Re: Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (Vancouver Island)
« Reply #1626 on: October 22, 2013, 03:42:55 PM »
 
Two more juvenile Eagles were released by MARS this same day.
The location was at the Shelter Point Distillery in Campbell River.
What a lovely place!
They gave us a tour after the release.

i only caught a blur of the first release there.
 
october 10 2013 14:27 - rehabbed juvenile Eagle release
 

 
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Re: Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (Vancouver Island)
« Reply #1627 on: October 22, 2013, 03:51:12 PM »
 
This is a quick video of the second release.
 
 october 10 2013 14:30 - juvenile Eagle released after rehabilitation
 
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_9G6c7eEp8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_9G6c7eEp8</a>
 
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Re: Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (Vancouver Island)
« Reply #1628 on: October 22, 2013, 03:56:03 PM »
 
Here is one of the released juveniles in their perch Tree.
This poor youngster is HOT!
They are trying to cool off by panting, & notice their wings are open slightly, to get themselves cooler too.
 
october 10 2013 14:33 - rehabbed juvenile Eagle in their first perch Tree
 



 
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Re: Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (Vancouver Island)
« Reply #1629 on: October 23, 2013, 12:01:16 PM »
Beautiful!  Thanks for posting these Booni.  Love the sound of Mishi's drum during the releases.

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Re: Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (Vancouver Island)
« Reply #1630 on: October 23, 2013, 12:27:41 PM »
Wonderful coverage booni.... love the video of Salal... makes me smile all over again.
 :biggrin3   :heart

Opie.. that was Maj on her drum...  :nod2

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Re: Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (Vancouver Island)
« Reply #1631 on: November 04, 2013, 08:34:37 PM »
http://issuu.com/barbara.risto/docs/senior_living_nov13_final_web


Look who's on the cover of Senior Living Magazine!  NORM!

The link takes you to a page thru of the magazine.  Norm's feature is on page 8

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Re: Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (Vancouver Island)
« Reply #1632 on: November 05, 2013, 07:23:30 AM »
Yay Norm!

That is great Boo! Thank you for posting!
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Re: Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (Vancouver Island)
« Reply #1633 on: November 05, 2013, 08:50:44 AM »
Awesome.... and kudos to Norm!!!! We love him and all he does  :nod2!

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Re: Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (Vancouver Island)
« Reply #1634 on: November 07, 2013, 11:14:39 AM »
Love that cover picture of Norm and the barn owl !  :heart
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