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 Post subject: Re: Osprey Nests in North America
PostPosted: November 19th, 2017, 12:05 am 
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Fingers crossed, that the rescued chick can healing and will be strong enough to survive. :bow:

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PostPosted: November 19th, 2017, 12:31 am 
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:wave: Birdfriend, thank you for posting about the Port Lincoln chick!
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I didn’t know what happened as I only view the videos every few days.
:slap: I hope that the chick eats soon and has a great recovery!


Great to see and know that Borealis is alive and almost to his winter home!
Thanks for posting.
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PostPosted: November 22nd, 2017, 7:22 pm 
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November 21

UPDATE REGARDING BAILEY
https://explore.org/livecams/ospreys/osprey-nest

Laura from the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey posted news about our warrior princess on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/AudubonCenterf ... 5324909041
"Yesterday [Monday] was a big day for patient 799-17 aka Bailey the Osprey. She made it up to the high perch in our 55' rehabilitation barn!
Up until now, she's been doing low flights and spending all her time on the lower perches. Being able to fly up to these higher perches is a good sign that her rehab is progressing; but she will require much more time to build up conditioning and stamina. Small victories like this help give us hope, as Bailey's possible release depends on continued improvement in her rehabilitation.
In the photo, Bailey is on the right and Osprey 230-17 aka “Burn” is on the left. Burn was so named as he flew through a methane flare stack and singed all his major flight feathers."

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PostPosted: November 24th, 2017, 2:28 pm 
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seira, thank you very much for this good news from Bailey. :loveshower:

"warrior princess" is just the perfect name :innocent:

As we know her she will certainly continue improvement. Poor "Burn" is looking at her. Maybe they will become friends :D


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PostPosted: December 13th, 2017, 8:57 am 
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UPDATE Bailey in Maitland, Florida

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We posted a few weeks ago the news that Bailey the Osprey (patient 799-17) was making it up to the high perches in the 55 foot rehab barn. Since then however, we've noticed that she cannot sustain the height to fly from one high perch to another. Instead, from the high perches she can only glide down to lower perches.
Throughout her rescue, transport and time in the clinic, Bailey has some broken wing and tail feathers. We try to prevent broken feathers throughout the rehabilitation process, but it happens. Since there is a possibility that these broken feathers are the reason she is unable to sustain height while flying, we imped Bailey's wing and tail feathers today.
Imping is a process of gluing a matching feather from a donor bird of the same species into a damaged feather. It's an old falconry process that's been around for hundreds of years, although it's become an easier and more efficient procedure through the use of modern materials.
Now that Bailey has a full tail and set of flight feathers, we'll be able to continue to monitor her flight and see if the new feathers make difference in her flying. More updates to come when we know more.

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PostPosted: December 13th, 2017, 11:58 am 
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Thank you, seira, for the update.


It looks like some feather feathers and almost ALL tail feathers are broken. That saddens me a lot. Poor Bailey, all the bad things that can happen happen to her. I keep my fingers crossed that the process succeeds and achieves the desired goal. :bow:


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UPDATE Bailey in Maitland, Florida

https://www.facebook.com/AudubonCenterf ... 935924313/
Many of you had questions about feather imping yesterday after we posted about the imping we had done on Bailey the Osprey. Here is a video from yesterday showing the process.

Imping is an old falconry technique that uses either molted feathers from a same species or in our case, when a bird patient passes, we can keep a full set of feathers from that donor bird. The process starts by cutting the end of the broken feather to ensure a clean edge. The same donor feather is lined up and trimmed to fit the space left in the broken feather. A small shaft drill is used to cleanly hallow out the inside of both feathers, then a small rod glued into the donor feather shaft. Historically, the rod would have been bamboo and we like to use wire, but small wooden splints or fiberglass pieces are also commonly used. Once the glue is dried, the other end of the rod can be glued into the broken feather shaft. And voila' a new perfect feather!


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