Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Upcoming release

We will be releasing two Golden eagles this Sunday, March 9th, 2014 in Grand County, Utah at the Dead Horse Point State Park.  We will be meeting at the visitors center there at 1PM and then doing the release at the Point, a short distance away.  The public is invited to attend and bring cameras.  These birds are not related but came in last year, both just newly fledged.  Both were suffering from failure to thrive issues, being dehydrated and emaciated.  The bird that came from Grand County had also been struck by a car while near the highway.  They have both kill tested successfully and are now ready to be released.  We should have a pretty good turn out as the weather is suppose to be beautiful that day.  Come celebrate with us!
One of the goldens to be released this Sunday.

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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