The newest golden eagle has been named Zuma. He has quickly gotten his strength back and is now in the flight with Ivy and Fremont. Hopefully Ivy will be having surgery sometime in the next week or so. Right now due to how busy we are, scheduling surgery will be difficult. Once her pins are out, we can determine more about her prognosis.
We were finally able to get Glory transferred to the Zuni people. I've included pictures of that transfer. Nelson Luna, with Zuni Fish and Wildlife, New Mexico, met us in Moab, Utah for the transfer. It went great and I'll be checking in with Nelson in a few days to see how Glory is adjusting. I hope she'll be happy in her new home.
We also got our little duck, Bubbles, released. After a lot of sub-cutaneous fluids and Dawn bubble baths, she finally got her strength back in her legs and became waterproof again and floated like a duck should float. I was glad we could help her get through this. It was a lot of work, but well worth it. Her release pictures will be in the next blog.
Last, but not least, a raven that was found by Diane that should have still been in his nest, was rescued and brought here. There was no way to put him back into the nest, so we brought him here and cared for him. Diane had mentioned that she thought she knew where the nest was, so she and I took a drive and indeed, a large raven nest was near where Diane first saw the baby. I decided to go back in the evening as the parents may return to the nest area to roost and after a little wait, there they were, so Connie went and picked up the baby and when she arrived, our raven started calling and the parents flew towards us. I told Connie to toss him and as she did, he joined his parents, flying and calling back and forth. It was wonderful. You could hear the joy and excitement between them. After awhile, they flew back to the cliff area near the nest and I sat and watched and listened to the exchanges between them. As I drove away, you could still hear the cawing back and forth; a family reunited. I love it when things work out like that!
Well, I'll get to the photo's. I will soon have to feed babies again!