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Post by maertha » October 14th, 2016, 5:53 pm

USA/Florida: Learn more about Matthew the Bald Eagle

Here is his story, provided by Bird Emergency Aid & Kare Sanctuary (B.E.A.K.S.). See video "The After Matthew", 9 October 2016
https://www.facebook.com/BEAKSINC/video ... =2&theater

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Kop en klauw van een witkopzeearend (Haliaetus Leucocephalus). François Levaillant 1753-1824

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Post by maertha » October 18th, 2016, 6:13 pm

Ireland: News from Cealtra, the 2015 Mountshannon White-tailed Eagle chick

Read more: Golden Eagle Trust/Facebook, 18 October 2016 https://www.facebook.com/Golden-Eagle-T ... 808950774/

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Post by maertha » October 19th, 2016, 8:11 pm

India: Sea eagles find nesting places in mobile power towers in Ganjam

“Due to a lack of proper habitat, endangered white-bellied sea eagles build their nests on high-rise mobile towers and power transmission towers on the coastline of Ganjam district of Odisha.” Read more http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/o ... 237400.ece

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White-bellied Sea Eagle Haliaeetus_leucogaster_-Karwar,_Karnataka,_India-flying-8.jpg: Gopal Vijayaraghavan from Bangalore, India derivative work: Snowmanradio
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Post by maertha » October 22nd, 2016, 8:39 pm

USA: Another miracle eagle – A young female bald eagle survived a collision with a truck


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Post by Birdfriend » October 22nd, 2016, 10:09 pm

What for a miracle, that this young Bald eagle gets a second chance, a very good news, maertha! :thumbs:
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Post by maertha » October 25th, 2016, 5:32 pm

Denmark: Young White-tailed Eagle & Osprey

Three photos by Karin Knudsen, shared via Facebook/Dansk Ornitologisk Forening (DOF) 25 October 2016. Click here https://www.facebook.com/birdlifedk/pho ... =3&theater


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Post by maertha » October 26th, 2016, 8:49 pm

Feather terms and illustrations

Click here to find basic terms that describe parts of a feather and the major types of wing feathers, along with a glossary and illustrations. Source: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/Forensics Laboratory. More dictionaries, glossaries and wildlife terms can be found here: Translation Tools viewtopic.php?f=46&t=226

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An eagle feather size comparison. By Tperkins2 (own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
This item was only photographed and not touched or taken in order to comply with the eagle feather law of not possessing bald eagle parts.


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Post by maertha » October 28th, 2016, 6:57 pm

Beware of the Eagle

There are probably good reasons to visit falconry shows. And there are many good reasons not to visit such events.
If you don't want an eagle on your head, don't visit falconry shows.

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Gelede Mask with Bird on Head. Nigeria, late 19th or early 20th century. Brooklyn Museum [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

According to the newspaper Hannoversche Allgemeine, this was exactly what happened to a woman when she spent time at - nomen est omen - Hannover Adventure Zoo. A bald eagle that was part of a show was supposed to fly over the crowd. But instead of landing on the gloved hand of a zoo keeper, the bird landed on the head of a spectator, slipped down and clung to her arm. The incident occured in Germany in April. In July a wedge-tailed eagle made international headlines when he attacked a boy at a birds of prey show at Alice Springs Desert Park, Australia. Neither the woman nor the boy was seriously injured.

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Post by maertha » October 28th, 2016, 6:58 pm

Falconry – Bloodsport or Alternative Form of Birding?
Article by James Currie, 10.000 Birds. Read more http://www.10000birds.com/falconry-bloo ... irding.htm

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Detail of two falconers. Illustration from De arte venandi cum avibus. Ms. Pal. Lat. 1071, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, 13. century. Public domain

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Post by maertha » October 31st, 2016, 6:04 pm

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Post by maertha » November 3rd, 2016, 7:50 pm

USA: A great and very pragmatic, practical conservation solution with an unusual name: The Port-o-Potty Owl Project

“Each year thousands of cavity-nesters, animals that prefer dark, narrow spaces for nesting and roosting, become entrapped in vertical open pipes such as ventilation pipes, claim stakes, and chimneys. The Poo-Poo Project aims to prevent wildlife entrapment within vent pipes found on vault toilets throughout the US by installing safe, effective durable and affordable Poo-Poo Screens.” (Source: Teton Raptor Center)


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Post by maertha » November 8th, 2016, 5:21 pm

Ireland: Eddie in no hurry to leave home

“While this year’s local crop of six young White-tailed Sea Eagle chicks are now busy exploring the wider world around them (…),Eddie, the Glengarriff chick, is yet to make the move out while his parents continue to feed him.” Read more http://www.southernstar.ie/news/roundup ... eave-home/

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Eagle sculpture at Himalayan Gardens. Photo by Chris Combe from York, UK [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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Post by maertha » November 11th, 2016, 7:40 pm

USA: Bald eagles become trapped in Orlando drain

According to the article, the birds were freed after several hours. Read more
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/2-bald-eagl ... ndo-drain/

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Post by maertha » November 14th, 2016, 8:10 pm

USA: Eagle found in storm drain now in 'very critical' condition

Read more: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/bre ... story.html
Update: Bald Eagle Rescued From Florida Storm Drain Has Died, Officials Say
https://weather.com/science/nature/news ... ty-florida
http://www.clickorlando.com/news/bald-e ... dubon-says

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Post by maertha » November 17th, 2016, 6:35 pm

Ireland: Record number of birds of prey were poisoned last year

“The report notes that the true levels of mortality are likely to be significantly higher due to difficulties in recording deaths.” Read more http://www.irishtimes.com/news/environm ... -1.2870938

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Post by maertha » November 18th, 2016, 7:11 pm

South Korea: Birdwatching in Cheorwon, Gangwon Province

“Some 50 million birds - from cranes to song birds - fly to Korea during their seasonal migration. (…) Magnificent sights of vultures, red-crowned cranes and white-tailed sea eagles taking off en masse draw hundreds of bird-watchers to Cheorwon and other major migratory bird sanctuaries every winter.” Read more http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20161118000722

“The East Asian-Australasian Flyway extends from within the Arctic Circle, through East and South-east Asia, to Australia and New Zealand, stretching across 22 countries.” Background information and maps can be found here http://www.eaaflyway.net/about/the-flyway/

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Post by maertha » November 19th, 2016, 2:33 pm

Steller's sea eagle visits Poland

According to the article, the exhausted surprise visitor fell out of a tree. He has been moved to a veterinary hospital and shall be released into the wild as soon as possible. http://www.fakt.pl/wydarzenia/polska/bi ... iu/2p7mhff

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Steller's Sea-Eagle. Photo: Francesco Veronesi from Italy (Steller's Sea-Eagle - Hokkaido - Japan_ _S4E9367) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
  • ARKive information: “Steller's sea eagles breed in eastern Russia, around the Sea of Okhotsk and on the Kamchatka Peninsula. A small number of birds remain in Kamchatka over the winter but the majority fly south to the Japanese Islands of Kuril and Hokkaido. This species is also occasionally seen in China and North and South Korea.” More facts, photos and videos here http://www.arkive.org/stellers-sea-eagl ... pelagicus/

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Post by maertha » November 21st, 2016, 5:34 pm

Poland: Mystery solved! 8-)

The Steller´s sea eagle which was found recently in Poland has not travelled about 9000 kilometres, as suggested in the article above, but was born in the Czech Republic in 2008. The female bird escaped from the zoo in the city of Płock (Poland) in March. Nevertheless it is remarkable that the raptor, bred and hatched in captivity, was able to survive eight month on her own.

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Post by Liz01 » November 21st, 2016, 7:57 pm

a bald eagle swimms to the shore with a still alive coot



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Post by maertha » November 24th, 2016, 10:50 pm

+++ Confirmed: Avian flu virus found in White-tailed Eagle in Germany +++

I have often wondered if White-tailed Eagles can be infected with avian influenza. As it turned out, the answer to this question is yes. According to the newspaper shz.de, the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute (FLI) confirmed today the infection of a White-tailed Eagle with highly pathogenic avian influenza subtype H5N8. The bird was unable to fly when it was found near Lake Ploen (Schleswig-Holstein) some days ago. On November 8 the FLI reported in a press release that wildfowl infected with bird flu were discovered in this region.

“If highly pathogenic avian influenza strikes rare birds of prey, this may have crucial impact on the predator species itself, but also on the food web in which it interacts.” (Gunnar Gunnarsson, Elsa Jourdain, Jonas Waldenström, Björn Helander, Peter Lindberg, Johan Elmberg, Neus Latorre-Margalef, and Björn Olsen. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases. May 2010, 10(4): 387-390)

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