Fledglinks

Posted by ardeidae on September 29, 2005

  • "Mamma Owl" looking for volunteers to help care for Burrowing Owls (Athene cunicularia) at Marco Island, Florida.
  • After defying odds, Magnificent, the male Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus, returns to the wild. He was found at Lake Lanier, Georgia in March with a serious shoulder and chest wound, underweight, and unable to stand. Thanks to rehabilitation at the Southeastern Raptor Center at Auburn University, Magnificent took to the skies once again.
  • Four species of penguins find optimal nesting ground in mine-infested areas of the Falkland Islands. One of the mined areas, Kidney Cove, plays host to Gentoo, King, Rockhopper and Magellanic penguins.
  • Poisoned Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) preparing to return to the UK skies. The female bird and her brother were discovered near Buckfastleigh in Devon in June. Her brother later died. Officials suspect deliberate poisoning. Tests show he swallowed a highly toxic substance. A pigeon smeared in the toxic pesticide, aldicarb, was also found. A £1000 reward is being offered for any information leading to a conviction.
  • Famous eagle nest along the Kenai River in Alaska destroyed by strong winds. It was used as a landmark for thousands of fishermen.
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