A young Golden Eagle that arrived back in June is released back to the wild!
On June 25th Martin was called out about a Golden Eagle. He and Susan rushed out to meet the people who called about the eagle. They met them on the edge of town where the eagle was in the back of their car. They had been in area where they could not call, so put the eagle in their car.
Martin noted they were very lucky not to have been injured. The eagle was too weak to put up a fight. It is generally best to leave the animal be and note down as much information as possible to share with those trained to handle the animals.
After examining the Golden Eagle, Martin saw it was a youngster, maybe 12 weeks old and still growing feathers. Back at the rescue center, the young eagle perked up slightly, enough to take down a small meal. Martin kept a close eye on the eagle throughout the night. The next day, he put food in with the eagle to see if he would be able to feed himself. It took some time, but eventually, the eagle did “pull” his own food. Recovery looks likely though Scout will have a young neighbor for awhile, possibly until August.
This young Golden Eagle that arrived back in June is released back to the wild!
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On June 14th three birds were ready to return to the wild. Susan and Martin packed up a Golden Eagle and two Peregrine Falcons. With the Subaru well loaded, they headed up the C-Overlook to release the birds back to the wild. Though he can’t be sure, Martin thinks it is possible the two Peregrines are mates and nest near the Cedar Canyon Nature Park.
Though this release could not be promoted, Susan and Martin were joined by a few family and friends. One of our volunteers, KayAnne, released the first Peregrine and Susan & Martin’s daughter, Vicki, released the second one.
The Golden Eagle was released by a Eagle Scout, Nate. Martin had been scheduled to bring Scout the Golden Eagle to Nate’s Eagle Court of honor, however it had to be cancelled. Purely by chance, Nate was up the C-Overlook when the birds were released.
Martin Tyner, founder of the Southwest Wildlife Foundation of Utah, is a federally licensed wildlife rehabilitator, educator, propagator, and master falconer with over 50 years of experience.
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An update on the most recent arrivals to the rescue center beginning on April 29th with five very young birds. On May 9th a Golden Eagle arrived. Three baby Quail and an Inca Dove arrived on May 12th. The next day a Great Horned Owl arrived.
During our last livestream, Martin provided an update on the White Belly Bald Eagle which we’ve also included at the end of this video.
More about the White Belly Bald Eagle.
Scout was rescued on April 13th, 2006. He was three years old. He’s now been with us for 14 years. Happy Anniversary Scout!
From November 16th, 2019. Martin was presented with the Daughters of the American Revolution National Conservation Award. He and Scout talked at their chapter meeting.
More details in a news article here
An update on the Red Tailed Hawk’s and White Belly Bald Eagle’s feather growth.
Martin also opens up a new shipment from Rodent Pro!
Martin and Susan send their thanks to those who donated Gift Certificates to restock our freezer for the raptors in our care.
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This video includes two raptors, a Red Tailed Hawk currently at our rescue center, and older footage of a Golden Eagle from early 2018.
The Red Tailed Hawk may have been struck by a car and temporarily stunned. However, before the hawk was brought in it appears it was injured in an additional way. From the damage to feathers on one wing, Martin thinks that wing was grabbed by someone who held the hawk in order to rip out the tail feathers. All but two tail feathers were taken.
This is something that Martin sees once or twice a year. It is very cruel and painful to the raptor. The Red Tailed Hawk will have to stay with us for quite awhile, possibly a year, until new feathers grow in.
Another similar incident happened to the Golden Eagle who arrived injured and missing all but one tail feather.
More information about the Golden Eagle can be found here:
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