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On May 30th a bald eagle was rescued after entangling himself in kite line and ending up hanging from a tree branch over 40′ high. It took a tree climber to rescue him (Steve Harding of Timberwolf Tree Service) and we were quite worried about damage to his wing from hanging for so long. But, after only three weeks Steve had the pleasure of releasing Timberwolf back to his home in Royston. This release was also dedicated to Dotty Bywaters, a member of the Hornby Eagle Group Projects Society – a lovely woman who will be missed by her eagle watching friends. Fly with the eagles, Dotty!


Sometimes we have patients that are not gravely injured, but that would probably suffer long term effects if they didn’t receive quick attention. Eagles often fight for territory or mates and neurological injuries are common when they’re slammed to the ground by an opponent. This eagle was spotted by a Courtenay resident in a field, unable to fly and Reg found feathers around the nearby trees. He decided that it was most likely suffering from a slight head injury after dropping into the trees and to the ground, out of control after a fight. He was a strong eagle that just needed a chance to recover and was quickly able to be released.


Semi was rescued on December 31, 2011, with the help of the truck driver whose window she hit. Her only injury appeared to be a fractured pelvis which healed remarkably quickly. Her constant ‘chuffing’ while being treated in the beginning have endeared her to all of us, but she belongs in the wild. On March 5th she was released near Ship’s Point, Fanny Bay.

Thank you to Tammi and Brad Miller whose concern for Semi made her recovery and return to the wild possible.


March 15, 2011
This short video by MARS volunteer, Kevin Gleason is of an eagle being released near Cook Creek off of the Inland Island highway about half a kilometre from where it had been injured (struck by a vehicle in the Fall, 2010).


September 2010 – Releasing baby barred owl number 192
This baby barred owl came to MARS with a fracture in two bones in his leg. He made an excellent recovery, and here he is returning to the wild on the property where he was found.

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