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Offline smeeks

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Re: Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society
« Reply #45 on: July 28, 2010, 06:34:52 PM »
How do you get to the hornby chat room to ask questions?  S

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Re: Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society
« Reply #46 on: July 28, 2010, 07:13:28 PM »
Smeeks,

Here's the link to the cam page and chat. You will sign in with Wildearth.tv and then click the chat button which is towards the upper right of the box.


I hope to see you there,
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Re: Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society
« Reply #47 on: July 29, 2010, 04:23:18 AM »
Somehow seeing the care of these eaglets is making the loss of Phoenix just a little easier to handle. Thanks to all of you. Will these eaglets ever be released back to hornby? And if so, How will they learn to fish and hunt for themselves. Can these two eaglets be together to keep one another company? So many questions.

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Re: Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society
« Reply #48 on: July 29, 2010, 04:55:07 AM »
Circlebear, Maj, the wonderful lady who founded and runs MARS, the avian rescue facility where Niner and Brig are receiving excellent care, said that she expects both of them to be back on Hornby Island "before the snow flies."   :ecsmile

Niner is eating solid food and Brig has started eating it now, too.  That's a very good sign because sick birds often don't eat.  Hopefully, they will be able to join other birds at MARS and learn how to do some of the things their parents would have taught them.    :ecsmile

They need to become nutritionally and physically fit so they can build up their muscles and be strong enough to fly before they can be released.  Maj, and the people who work with her at Mars, are well-trained and have released many birds back into the wild.  We all hope that will be true for both Niner and Brig.   :nod2
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Re: Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society
« Reply #49 on: July 29, 2010, 05:43:28 AM »
The entire process is just awsome may we all never forget lessons learned here. :heart :heart

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Re: Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society
« Reply #50 on: July 29, 2010, 08:52:39 AM »
How do you get to the hornby chat room to ask questions?  S

smeeks & all new posters joining us a big welcome. Feel free to cruise around the forum & ask your questions here too, you don't need to sign up with chat to get your questions answered.

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Re: Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society
« Reply #51 on: July 29, 2010, 10:46:02 AM »
Thank you all for the care you give these beautiful eagles and for the photos and posts so the rest of us can learn more about them.  It too bad that Phoenix went so quickly, before they could have a chance to save her.  I really miss seeing the three of them in the nest, but anxious for the life cycle to begin again.

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« Reply #52 on: July 29, 2010, 11:24:43 AM »
Wow....what absolutely fascinating pictures of Brig eaglet....sounds like she was rescued just in time being so underweight and full of parasites....is that common with these eaglets or because she was on the ground for so long?  So many questions from a various inquisitive observer.... :-[

It isn't common to be underweight but eaglets do commonly have external parasites.  I would think that when they are not healthy, for whatever reason, that the parasites would be more troublesome for them and increase in number.  Many birds suffer from parasites in the nest. 
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Re: Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society
« Reply #53 on: July 29, 2010, 05:01:24 PM »
Spoke with Reg at MARS and he said both Niner and Brig have gained 1/3 kilo - about 12 oz - terrific.  They are eating real food - no more need to tube feed either of them.  They were introducing Brig to the same enclosure as Niner this afternoon.  I'll let you know how their first date went. They are guardedly optimistic that these birds will recover. 
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Re: Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society
« Reply #54 on: July 29, 2010, 05:55:34 PM »
Joy, thank you for bringing us an "on-the-scene" information about the Hornby eaglets!  It looks as if things are moving in the right direction.  Hope they get along well!   :eclove
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« Reply #55 on: July 29, 2010, 05:59:39 PM »
Many thanks to those who have taken / posted the great photos; showing us how MARS so lovingly and gently cares for and bout the inhabitants.  Great work from caring hearts and hands. You are needed in the area. A letter will be sent to TPTB in Victoria.

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Re: Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society
« Reply #56 on: July 30, 2010, 01:49:07 AM »
Maj posted this news on the Hornby eagles Facebook page a few hours ago:

Weighed Niner and Brig today - hooray - good news! They each have coloured leg bands to ID altho it's no surprise that Brig is much larger than Niner. We put them together today. A bit of push and posturing but now they have full crops and are sitting together.Getting another from Quadra Island to the North in the morning - long days.

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Re: Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society
« Reply #57 on: July 30, 2010, 07:20:46 AM »
Nice to think of these young eagles in such good hands.   :nod2
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Re: Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society
« Reply #58 on: July 30, 2010, 09:53:21 AM »
Wonderful news on these two youngsters.....hopefully they can learn together and be released if they develop good hunting skills.  Bless all of you for the hard work you do to keep these creatures in our midst! :eclove

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Re: Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society
« Reply #59 on: July 30, 2010, 11:16:39 AM »
From MARS FB page today
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Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society - CHEK TV visited MARS today on the news at 5,6,and 10pm tonite. We thank all for their donations this will give us another month of funding. Brig and Niner are eating well thanks

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