Wild Eagle Chase

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!

Bald Eagle Suvives Electric Shock

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.

Red Tail Hawk Hit By Car Survives

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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Release of a Screech Owl

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.