Lynn's Journal

Mar 13 - Mar 19

BAEA & egg

Spring Is Officially Here!

The Bald Eagles have laid their first egg, just in time for the first day of spring. 

RTHA 17-103

A Red-tailed Hawk was taken to the Pet Health Clinic in Sunnyside with a broken wing. They took a radiograph and determined the hawk had been shot. 

Mar 6 - Mar 12

BAEA 17-094

Setting the Record Straight

The response to last week’s newsletter regarding ingested lead toxicity in raptors has been overwhelmingly positive. For this I am very grateful. It has come to my attention, however, that elements of the post have been used to promote agendas which do not align with that of Blue Mountain Wildlife. …

Feb 27 - Mar 5

BAEA 17-084 2

Bald Eagle 17-084

On Monday, February 27 we received a call about a Bald Eagle on the ground near Mesa, WA. With the help of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and volunteer Valerie, the eagle was in Pendleton by mid-day. He was showing signs of ingested lead toxicity, lead poisoning caused by eating an animal that has been shot with lead ammunition. 

Feb 20 - Feb 26

Sam & adult release

Two Bald Eagles Released

Although the skies were gray and a light rain was falling, two Bald Eagles thought it was a perfect day to regain their freedom.

East Oregonian photographer EJ Harris took the first photo below as Samantha released an adult male Bald Eagle. …

Feb 13 - Feb 19

AMKE 17-080

Winter Continues to be a Challenge

Although the weather has improved significantly from two weeks ago, the birds continue to face a challenging winter. There were 11 new admissions this past week, all raptors: 2 American Kestrels, 1 Cooper’s Hawk, 5 Red-tailed Hawks, 1 Western Screech Owl and 2 Great Horned Owls. …

Feb 6 - Feb 12

BAEA wound

Another Rough Week for the Birds

Mother Nature and humans continue to provide challenges to wildlife and BMW. This week brought seven more raptors: two Cooper’s Hawks, four Red-tailed Hawks (for a total of 21 in 2017) and a Bald Eagle, as well as a Robin who hit a window. …

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