Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Busy, busy, busy with no end in sight.

Well, we are getting ready for our big annual fundraiser in Moab, Utah.  Yes, that MOAB!  Saturday, June 7th we will have a two part event; a morning event and an evening event.  We have a Facebook page dedicated to the event.  Please check it out at
https://www.facebook.com/FlockTogetherAFundraiserForUtahsWildlife

We have 8 Golden Eagles in our care.  The most recent came in yesterday from near Scofield, Utah.  He will be going to our vets office tomorrow for x-rays, but at this point, I don't believe he will ever fly again.

We also have a Barn Owl in our care that came in from Utah County.  A recent fledgling, found at the base of a large business, covered in mirrors.
She just needs some time and we will also kill test her to make sure she can hunt successfully.  

Our non-releasable Red-Tail hawk, Summit, will be going to Natures Educators in Aurora, Colorado, once all the paperwork is complete.  We are so happy for him as he will be a wonderful ambassador for his species.
We are feeding many babies, as usual for this time of year.


 Cottontails and squirrels.  We just released our last Starling nestling today as he was ready to go.
We recently released one of our Red-Tail hawks.  This bird was released just outside of Helper, Utah near a place called Emma Park.  We hope she does well in that area, which is perfect terrain for a Red-Tail.

Time to go and feed again,
Thanks for checking in,
Debbie
https://www.facebook.com/FlockTogetherAFundraiserForUtahsWildlife

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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