Wednesday, January 14, 2009

A short post.......

Hello everyone. It's been a very busy 10 days or so. The release went well with Lefty, the red-tail hawk. I've included a couple of pictures of his release in Moab. The gentleman releasing him is TJ Robertson with the Division of Wildlife Resources in Moab. He caught the hawk and brought him to us. Dave (my sub-permittee) went with him on the release.
Another satisfied patient!
Sadly, we have another severely injured eagle in our care. This is a 3-4 year old golden female from Sevier county Utah. I'll go into more about this bird in my next post since this one has to be short. Her name is Ivy.
I'll also have more pic's of Shu and an update on how he is progressing.
This sure has been a strange winter. Normally they are pretty slow. Maybe this means this Spring will be slow (yeah, right!).

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Feathered brothers and sisters, you came to us broken and as you bled…….we saw you desperate, dehydrated, desiccated, diseased, distressed, emaciated, famished, frayed, frightened, helpless, hungry, ragged, ravenous, shaken, shocked, shot, sickly, stressed, stunned, tattered, thirsty, traumatized, torn, weary and wounded. Defiantly, you stood us off with your last breath as we tried to tend to you. We saw you come in as cute, naked, fuzzy, cuddly youth, as mischievous, defiant adolescents, as fierce, regal rulers of the sky and as cunning, maimed elders whose time on earth was almost done. You endeared yourselves to us, bit us, charmed us, footed us, delighted us, hissed at us, talked to us, mantled at us, and graced us with your presence.

Some of you mended and were able to go on your way, never looking back. Some of you were injured in ways that prevented you from going, so you stayed with us to teach us…….And we came to love you. Others were too far gone, and you went home - where you fly free from pain with the Great One. All of you have touched us, and we are changed because of you.

used with permission by Arlene Powers