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Offline Kinderchick

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Re: News: Owls
« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2012, 22:23 »
A Snowy Owl was released back into the wild near Stonewall, Manitoba today, after months of recovery at the Prairie Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. The owl had been hit by a car on Nov. 26, resulting in an injured hip. Stonewall Mayor Ross Thompson released the owl...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TD9A1T-BUUQ&feature=youtu.be

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Re: News: Owls
« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2012, 07:49 »
Thought folks might be interested in reading.

http://www.nabirding.com/2012/02/16/when-a-snowy-met-the-locals/

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Re: News: Owls
« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2012, 09:44 »
Incredible story & pictures, thanks for sharing!

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Re: News: Owls
« Reply #18 on: March 31, 2012, 14:17 »
The snowy's talons really impress me, at least!
Thanks, Dennis.

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Re: News: Owls
« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2012, 19:57 »
Thought folks might be interested in reading.

http://www.nabirding.com/2012/02/16/when-a-snowy-met-the-locals/

Interesting article, Dennis. Thanks! :)

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Re: News: Owls
« Reply #20 on: April 02, 2012, 00:19 »
Haven't seen any snowies on my way home from Selkirk for a couple of weeks now, but did see a rather large bird take off from a pole in the general area where I've seen snowies. Couldn't get a good look at it, definitely bigger than a raven or hawk, but not as big as an eagle. All I could really tell was that it was fairly dark in colour. Might it have been a large owl? Do they sit up on hydro poles along highways in open prairie?

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Re: News: Owls
« Reply #21 on: April 02, 2012, 07:10 »
Possible but not likely an owl during the day and I don't believe they are pole perchers...could have been another raptor  ???

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Re: News: Owls
« Reply #22 on: January 27, 2013, 18:30 »
BC shooting one owl species to save another
Dene Moore, The Associated Press
27 Jan 2013, The Metro News


VANCOUVER – The British Columbia government has approved the shooting one species of owl in a last-ditch effort to save their endangered cousins, as the number of northern spotted owls continues to decline decades after they became the mascot of the “War in the Woods” over old-growth logging.

Northern spotted owls are on the brink of extinction in Canada, with only 10 birds remaining in the wild in southwestern B.C., according to some estimates.

The situation is so grave that over the past five years the provincial Forests and Lands Ministry has relocated 73 and authorized the shooting of 39 barred owls, the larger and more aggressive bird encroaching on the spotted owls’ limited habitat.

“Barred owls have invaded all spotted owl habitat,” said Ian Blackburn, the provincial government’s spotted owl recovery co-ordinator.

Relocation or elimination of barred owls is limited to a five-kilometre radius around areas where spotted owls have recently been confirmed, or areas being considered for reintroduction from a captive breeding program.



Read the rest of the story here:  http://metronews.ca/news/canada/525988/b-c-shooting-one-owl-species-to-save-another/

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Re: News: Owls
« Reply #23 on: January 27, 2013, 22:39 »
This is so discouraging.  If only governments had set aside suitable land years ago, we would not have this situation now.  I cannot imagine how we could come to the point where we have to kill one species in the hope that another will survive.  I just don't know what to say, except that the politics of greed just never ends.

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Re: News: Owls
« Reply #24 on: January 27, 2013, 23:06 »
I hear you, Elaine. It really is too bad that it has come to this.  >:(

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Re: News: Owls
« Reply #25 on: January 28, 2013, 11:49 »
An appalling decision.   

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Re: News: Owls
« Reply #26 on: March 30, 2013, 07:06 »
Great story in today's Free Press about the Great Greys in Manitoba.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/fyi/greys-anatomy-200693471.html

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Re: News: Owls
« Reply #27 on: March 30, 2013, 11:02 »
Very interesting article, thank you.

Dennis met a couple studying owls this winter... wonder if it's the same couple.

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Re: News: Owls
« Reply #29 on: March 30, 2013, 21:24 »
Yes! And about a month ago, I attended an Owl Workshop that Jim Duncan was giving at McNally-Robinson Community Classroom. It was very interesting and he even brought in a Great Horned Owl, I think, that he & his wife had rescued and who now lives in their house with them! He said it sometimes flies around in their kitchen! :o