Bald Eagle playing with garden hose

 
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bald eagle, playing with garden hose. Unable to be released to the wild, as he has interacted too much with humans, so would go to humans for food. I'll have to get back here with the name and more info about this eagle.

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Guest - Nov 03, 2007 02:59 AM EDT
Hi Karen, always good to see your comments here, -- thanks very much, am happy you enjoyed reading about this rehab facility, and interesting about your hand raising of the mockingbird and white winged dove. Have never seen a mockingbird in real life, have seen various doves, but not sure if they've been the type you wrote of. A friend of mine had a tame white dove.
Guest - Nov 02, 2007 02:35 AM EDT
Great shot and funny at the same time. I enjoyed your story about the bird rehab center. I have hand raised a mockingbird and white-winged dove and remember how good it feels when they fly free.
Guest - Apr 30, 2007 08:06 PM EDT
thanks Lorraine, for your interest and nice comments. Yes, the facility is very well thought of in our area and all over the province am sure, - as birds are brought here from "all over", for help and rehab. Quite often we see on our tv news, or in our local papers, where the eagles that were treated here, are released to the wild, if they are able to be, as well as other birds. It's always wonderful to watch the birds being released back to the wild, gives everyone who cares, a great feeling :) You feel like "cheering" when you see the birds fly away. The people that handle the birds that can be rehabbed, have to wear "bee keepers" gear over their heads etc, so that the birds don't bond with humans, so that eventually they can be released if they heal properly. It was very interesting there yesterday.
Guest - Apr 30, 2007 04:42 PM EDT
What the nice thing to be able to do, helping these bird, a lovely funny shot. he looks happy.
Guest - Apr 30, 2007 04:15 PM EDT
Hi Steve, yes, know exactly what you mean, as felt the same way while there yesterday, seeing all these lovely birds that can no longer fly free. Was esp touched to see the 3 Snowy Owls in a large caged area, after having just seen them so often in their wild habitat locally. One Snowy is a new addition, - a small plane at the local airport hit her and sheared one of her wings off. She was rushed to this facility and was saved, but of course, can no longer fly. They are hoping she will be able to help in a foster program for baby snowy owls. However, I must say that these snowy owls at this facility, had the exact same "smiling" expression that the wild ones have, so they looked very happy. And they are very well cared for. You can see all the volunteers and staff just love them all and love what they are doing.
Guest - Apr 30, 2007 11:49 AM EDT
Sad in a way, Alandra, but what a wonderful photo opportunity this tame bird provided!

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