March 11, 2020
Susan and Martin went off on a Wild Eagle Hunt.
They got a phone call from Police Dispatch. The report was that a Golden Eagle had been spotted on the ground west of town. Concerned observers called police dispatch and they called Martin.
With directions about where the Golden Eagle had been seen, Susan and Martin headed out to check on things.
Susan kept her camera handy and filmed over twenty minutes of their search in the miserable, windy, cold and snowy conditions of their search, first a half mile off in one direction, then the other.
With no sign of a Golden Eagle, they headed back to the car.
Shortly after, they saw the Golden Eagle fly up and land on a power pole.
Martin’s guess was that the Golden Eagle had a big dinner and full crop when spotted on the ground. After a little while to digest the meal, it headed back up to the pole and was able to fly around fine.
We’re glad he’s okay!
On January 20th, Martin was called about an eagle unable to fly out in farm lands. With some assistance, the eagle was located trapped up against a fence. Martin caught the juvenile Bald Eagle and brought him back to the rescue center.
An examination revealed two black marks from an electric current, one in the wing and one in the foot. Not knowing the extent of damage, Martin put the eagle in a chamber to continue to observe him.
Over time, the Bald Eagle recovered and on March 5th, was released back into the wild!
Power lines can be a problem for raptors. Most power poles, especially large ones, offer some protection. Smaller ones in more remote areas can still be hazardous as raptors use them as perches to hunt.
Helen arrived in late Februrary of 2019. She officially became an Educational Bird for the Southwest Wildlife Foundation of Utah on March 4, 2019.
Thank you Helen!
Livestream in honor of Helen’s 2nd Anniversary!
A Road Runner makes a brief pit stop at our rescue center for a little refuel and recharge before released back into the wild.
A full grown male Pygmy Owl was brought into the rescue center at the end of the year. He had flown into a window. The homeowners brought him to Martin. After only a few days of rehabilitation, this little owl was released back into the wild where he belongs!
Two recovered critters go back to the wild! But not at the exact same time or the exact same place!
In Mid December, Susan and Martin were called to check on a Red Tail Hawk near a busy road. The hawk had been struck by a car. With the help of the man who called, they located the Red Tail Hawk and Martin was able to scoop the hawk up.
Back at the rescue center, Martin examined the Hawk and found no broken bones. The Hawk was put in a chamber to recover. Five days later, after frequent checks and examinations, Martin determined the hawk was ready to return to the wild where she belongs.
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December 9th, 2020: Susan and Martin released a Screech Owl. The owl only stayed one night. After observing the owl’s behavior overnight, Martin decided the best thing was to get him back in the wild as soon as possible.
From September, Susan and Martin out with Belle the Harris Hawk.
September 6th, 2020: Susan and Martin out with Belle.
Belle is a Harris Hawk and her hunting provides natural food for the sick, injured and orphaned critters we care for.
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To learn more about Belle, please visit her blog.