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Thread subject: Red Tail Chicks Removed From Nest
Name Date Message
Celeste 05/25/12 05:12 am On Yahoo this morning, a Video about the removal of Red Tail Chicks from a nest very close to the runway at Sea Tac Airport in Washington State.

Chick Removal

Melanie 05/25/12 10:03 am What a great story, great job and what little beauties!

This was from the Anne Arundel Bird Club on Facebook so I've put a copy on my Shutterfly page - 3 peregrine falcon chicks who have just been banded here in Annapolis. Their reactions just beg for captions.
Lyn 05/25/12 12:59 pm Nice to hear a story with good results.
vickinish 05/25/12 01:27 pm Ah, birds and airports, always trouble.

Our local South Bay Wildlife Rehab receives raptors trapped at the local airports, LAX, Long Beach, etc. We had the privilege of taking two Red Tails out of town for release. Both had been trapped at Long Beach Airport.

They had spent a few weeks at the rehab facility. Then they were loaded into cardboard pet carriers. We took them about 150 miles away, up by the Kern River. Upon opening the box they both just sat there for a minute and then burst free. What a great sight!

We documented where we released them. They had been banded so it they return it will be documented. But they were probably migrating through and won't be seen again.

It was a great feeling setting them free in a safe area. And I now have a souvenir, RTH poop in my cargo area that somehow escaped from the carrier.
Trishrg 05/25/12 09:11 pm Good to know these birds are going to a safer place, but what a drag for the adults to lose their young, no matter how. But no secret, birds and airports don't go well together.

Melanie- I left you a comment. Couldn't resist.

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