Sunday, 17 February 2013

Spotted Harrier rescue

Last week my brother rescued a juvenile Spotted Harrier from a paddock while shifting sheep.  The bird was unable to maintain flight and he assumed it was either underfed or a bit injured as the right wing didn't hang quite right when folded.

After a few days of feeding it seemed to have gained strength when approached and flapped around the cage fairly easily.

Photos courtesy of big brother.


I saw this bird myself (beautiful) and took a couple of photos but my brother's photos were of much better quality.

 The bird has since been released back into the wild.  Now I'd call that a success story.  Go big brother!!  


Anne  xx












10 comments:

  1. What a beautiful creature! Thanks big brother!!

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  2. What a beautiful bird, love all those subtly marked feathers.....

    So glad it has recovered, well done big brother......

    CLaire x

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  3. That's great :) The bird is lucky your brother found him and you are lucky to have been able to get so close and see it!

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  4. Well done your brother :) xx

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  5. That is such a triumphant story! Thank you for sharing it with us, the bird is beautiful.

    Jerra xx

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  6. What an amazing story!
    That has made me smile today!
    Happy week to you.
    Sarah xx

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  7. Your brother is a man of many talents!

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  8. So , I wonder what was actually wrong with it? Surely it wasn't just hungry? I gather the injured wing was the problem... maybe an encounter with another bird???

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  9. I just spotted your blog over at Chipper nelly. Spotted the bird actually.
    Just been on a falconry course today and i am now a little bit obsessed with birds of prey.
    What a lovely story.
    Emma. x

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