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T40cfr403

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Re: Birds in the News
« Reply #60 on: August 21, 2015, 02:44:18 AM »

Bald eagle baby boom in Arizona with an excellent video.

http://kjzz.org/content/180917/bald-eagle-baby-boom-reported-arizona
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Re: Birds in the News
« Reply #61 on: August 21, 2015, 03:23:38 PM »

Thanks, T40, for that video from Arizona.  It has some overall good, positive info about the Bald Eagles there this year.
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Re: Birds in the News
« Reply #62 on: August 23, 2015, 08:24:06 AM »

"Iowa waterways are a disgrace." So says a Des Moines Register editorial with regard to toxic blue-green algae blooms. Florida had issued a similar warning in early summer about bald eagles being killed after eating coots that had ingested the same cyanobacteria. Evidently, eagles can directly ingest the toxic bacteria just by fishing or drinking from contaminated waterways.

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/editorials/2015/08/21/editorial-iowa-waterways-pollution-branstad-beaches/32106641/
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Re: Birds in the News
« Reply #63 on: August 24, 2015, 04:52:49 AM »

First Nation tribes in British Columbia fighting a dam project that would cut down 28 eagle nests.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFRXbQuBYMw
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Re: Birds in the News
« Reply #64 on: August 24, 2015, 10:34:19 AM »

T40, why is anyone building dams when it is proven how destructive they are to the environment?? and 28 eagle nests? OMG
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Re: Birds in the News
« Reply #65 on: August 26, 2015, 07:30:48 AM »

Poor juvie electrocuted. Is that the most lethal looking utility pole you've ever seen?!  :'(

https://www.centralmaine.com/2015/08/25/eagle-tangles-in-waterville-wires-electrocuted/
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Re: Birds in the News
« Reply #66 on: August 26, 2015, 04:40:45 PM »

Power pole aversion training for captive-bred California Condors has been so successful, there are now efforts underway to extend and improve that for chicks fledged in the wild as well as follow-up training for Condors already released to free-flying population.  This training first started back in 1994 with captive-bred Condors destined for release into the wild because electrocution, along with lead poisoning and microtrash, are the main threats to Condors.  Listen to the success statistics! ... Since that first started in 1994, there have been NO (as in not a single one!) electrocutions of a captive-bred Condor by perching on power poles, and only one (count 'em - ONE! - back in 2001!) electrocution of a Southern California Condor caused by a mid-air collission with power lines!!!!!

(After I read this, it made me realize that this might be what RRP was looking into as it might relate to the Bald Eagles in Decorah.)

Excellent read on Power Pole Aversion Training!

http://newsroom.edison.com/stories/california-condor-recovery-program-spreads-its-wings

**NOTE**  TWO NEW THREADS WERE STARTED TODAY FOR THE FIRST-EVER LIVE-STREAMING CONDOR CAMS, WHICH ALSO WENT LIVE TODAY! ON TWO CALIFORNIA CONDOR NESTS IN CALIFORNIA!!!  SEE THE "OTHER RAPTOR" BOARD IN FORUM FOR BOTH OF THOSE NEW THREADS!!

One of those two new Condor live-cam nest threads is called, "Big Sur, California Condors: Ventana Wildlife Society Camera - 2015" and you can get to posts about it in Forum at:
http://www.raptorresource.org/forum/index.php/topic,2058.0.html

The second of those two new Condor live-cam nest threads is called, "California Condor, Sespe Condor Sanctuary.Camera Host:US Fish & Wildlife Service" and you can get to posts about that nes in Forum at:
http://www.raptorresource.org/forum/index.php/topic,2057.0.html

Both of those threads list the links to the live cams and info about these two nestsIncredible to see!
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Re: Birds in the News
« Reply #68 on: August 28, 2015, 05:46:08 PM »

That's sad about the GBH, T40.  The article info in the url name told me all I can bear to know about that.  It's sounds too sad and depressing for me to read more than that.
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Re: Birds in the News
« Reply #69 on: August 29, 2015, 10:28:48 PM »

WE HAVE WORK TO DO, PEEPS!!!  From RRP's FB page:

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Earlier this month a released Philippine Eagle named ‪#‎Pamana‬ was shot and killed. Our friends at the Philippine Eagle Foundation were devastated. Adding to their sorrow, their government is considering stopping Philippine Eagle releases. It is our position that the Philippine Eagle can't be recovered without releases, education, protective laws, and strict enforcement. Dennis Salvador, the director of the Philippine Eagle Foundation, will be testifying in front of the Philippine congress on Tuesday, September 1st, in support of continuing releases.

I've linked to our letter supporting the Philippine Eagle Foundation and future releases. http://www.raptorresource.org/PEF.pdf. We are asking you to support Philippine Eagle releases as well. Please consider posting your positive support on their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/phileaglefdn or Tweet to @PhilEagleFdn. Let our friends in the Philippines know you care. They are doing amazing work, and they had Bob's support as well.
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Re: Birds in the News
« Reply #70 on: September 02, 2015, 09:22:07 PM »

I have to admit I didn't know open, vertical pipes were such deathtraps for birds.

http://www.audubon.org/magazine/september-october-2015/how-keep-birds-out-outhouse
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Re: Birds in the News
« Reply #71 on: September 02, 2015, 09:28:33 PM »

Artist makes a powerful conservation statement by photographing victims of bird strikes.

https://www.audubon.org/magazine/september-october-2015/bird-vs-building-portraits-flight-gone
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Re: Birds in the News
« Reply #73 on: September 03, 2015, 03:05:49 AM »

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Re: Birds in the News
« Reply #74 on: September 05, 2015, 04:47:58 AM »

This National Guard base had its first successful bald eagle nest this year, the first in the area's recorded history. Nice story primarily because they did everything right.

https://www.dvidshub.net/news/175296/fort-indiantown-gap-becomes-part-pas-bald-eagle-success-story#.Veq22ZfQPiw
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