Lynn's Journal

Jan 15 - Jan 21

RTHA 18-013

Mild Winter Weather Results In Fewer Injured Birds

I’m going to credit our relatively mild winter for the decrease in admissions when compared to last year: 31 birds by January 21, 2017, and just 17 birds by January 21, 2018. That includes the 6 birds admitted this past week: 5 raptors and a Dark-eyed Junco. 

Jan 8 - Jan 14

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Bald Eagle 18-006 Update

We have dropped the juvenile Bald Eagle’s blood lead level from 813 micrograms/deciliter to 130 mcg/dl. Although that is an amazing reduction, it is still a very toxic amount of lead. The other good news is she has managed to pass the lead particles in her gut.

Jan 1 - Jan 7

RTHA 18-003 rad.001

What A Way To Start The New Year

The first two raptors of 2018 were gunshot hawks, neither could be saved. Raptor number three was a Bald Eagle with a record high lead level.

Red-tailed Hawk 18-003

A juvenile Red-tailed Hawk was found in Columbia Park, Kennewick, WA, unable to fly. …

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