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Offline Blue

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Re: FREEDOM FOR DECKER - Fundraising for his release
« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2011, 06:36:09 PM »
I hope so too, auroradawn.  :ecsmile  Get an early ferry to Vancouver Island!


Union Bay is one of the oldest seaside communities in this area, along the scenic old Island Highway.





NIWRA has recently admitted two of this year's new fledglings to the flight pen so Decker will be an old pro in there, ready to go!
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Offline Stokes

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Re: FREEDOM FOR DECKER - Fundraising for his release
« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2011, 07:19:16 PM »
Exciting! I might be able to go. Anyone else from Seattle area going? Thank you for letting us know. If Jingles can't go I will take photos of Decker for her and blow him a kiss from her.

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Re: FREEDOM FOR DECKER - Fundraising for his release
« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2011, 07:51:54 PM »
Go get 'em Stokes!  Take some awesome photos!  Yay MARS, NIWRA, Heart, Heg, Doug & Sheila, and all the others I can't think of.  GO DECKER!

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Re: FREEDOM FOR DECKER - Fundraising for his release
« Reply #18 on: July 20, 2011, 07:44:10 AM »
So grateful to hear this...
Many thanks to booni and wren for their excellent evaluation and to all of HEART for recovery of this eaglet, so that he may fly in freedom!!
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Re: FREEDOM FOR DECKER - Fundraising for his release
« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2011, 09:00:27 PM »
Does anyone have suggestions where we could get together after Decker's release for lunch or coffee?

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Re: FREEDOM FOR DECKER - Fundraising for his release
« Reply #20 on: July 23, 2011, 09:59:32 PM »
Darn - I will be in Vancouver.  I was so hoping to see Decker released. His rescue was so amazing and I got to see him at MARS where my daughter took those great photos showing his ragged feathers. 

He has had the best of care and rehabbing and it is thrilling that he will be released soon.  I will be there in spirit.  Joyofdogs
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Re: FREEDOM FOR DECKER - Fundraising for his release
« Reply #21 on: July 26, 2011, 08:06:00 PM »
There has been talk of a picnic lunch after the release ceremony. Haven't heard any details yet.

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Re: FREEDOM FOR DECKER - Fundraising for his release
« Reply #22 on: July 26, 2011, 08:58:06 PM »
Does anyone have suggestions where we could get together after Decker's release for lunch or coffee?
If the weather doesn't cooperate for a picnic lunch, the Fanny Bay Inn is just 10 min south.

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Re: FREEDOM FOR DECKER - Fundraising for his release
« Reply #23 on: July 27, 2011, 07:05:28 AM »
I'll be there with my camera whirring for MARS. I believe Maj is going, also. I'll try to be careful not to get people in the pictures or video, but please let me know if you see me whether you're okay with being on MARS' FB, anyway. And I will be asking, in any case.

I've never seen Decker in person so I'm really looking forward to this! Lunch at the FBI sounds good to me!

See you all there!

Pat :grouphug2 :grouphug2

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Re: FREEDOM FOR DECKER - Fundraising for his release
« Reply #24 on: July 27, 2011, 01:59:11 PM »
This long-awaited event is going to be so exciting! It looks like we will have good weather.


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The Fanny Bay Inn sounds like a good place to meet afterwards to sit down and chat. I am looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones.




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Re: FREEDOM FOR DECKER - Fundraising for his release
« Reply #25 on: July 27, 2011, 02:15:40 PM »
I arrive at Duke Point 9:45am I so hope I get there in time.  :pray2 :pray

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Re: FREEDOM FOR DECKER - Fundraising for his release
« Reply #26 on: July 27, 2011, 02:50:07 PM »
Would someone please discuss what Decker has been eating while in captivity? Is he mostly a fish eater? Thanks
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Re: FREEDOM FOR DECKER - Fundraising for his release
« Reply #27 on: July 27, 2011, 04:26:55 PM »
I have just received some DVDs from Cawatcher to sell at Decker's release.

If you haven't got your 2009, 2010, or Helping Heart DVDs, please ask me as I will have them available on Friday.

Thanks, Cawatcher.  :eclove


P.S. I will not have change so... it will be $20 for the 2009 and 2010 DVDs and $10 for the Helping Heart one.
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Re: FREEDOM FOR DECKER - Fundraising for his release
« Reply #28 on: July 27, 2011, 04:37:22 PM »
auroradawn

Google Maps Directions says it is 1 hour and 21 minutes to get from Duke Point to Union Bay.

I will PM you my cellphone number and if you have a cellphone, you could call me when you leave the Inland Island Highway, turning right at Tsable Road to access the old Island Highway #19 and maybe we can wait for you. At least I can tell you what is happening.
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Re: FREEDOM FOR DECKER - Fundraising for his release
« Reply #29 on: July 27, 2011, 07:15:57 PM »
Would someone please discuss what Decker has been eating while in captivity? Is he mostly a fish eater? Thanks

They get fish in the flight cage Faerie & I believe vitamin type supplements too. Decker will be fed, pasisite free & in better health than most wild eagles.