Date: 9/5/20 11:56 am From: linda phelan thompson <lindaphelanlmt...> Subject: [obol] Fwd: Today is International Vulture Awareness Day!
I'm guessing our members heard about the team who
went in and found, Iniko, the 4 month old Condor chick alive and well a few
days ago after the hot fire that went through the Big Sur region. The fire
continues to burn, and while the fate of all the Condors is not known, one
other mother Condor, GPS outfitted, has been shown to be making repeated
trips to her nest area, so that chick is assumed to be alive, also. The
fire at Iniko's nest burned with 10' of it's nest. One cannot imagine the
heat and horror of that fire passing. Another Condor chick, on a rocky
ledge, was retrieved this week, as the fire was heading straight for it.
The chick rescued from the ledge was said to be taken to LA, where it will
be kept for a year, until it is released into the wild. The Ventana Condor
program is one of the places the condors raised at our own Oregon Zoo are
Happy Birding All, Linda, Fanno Creek.
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From: HawkWatch International <HWI...>
Date: Sat, Sep 5, 2020 at 8:49 AM
Subject: Today is International Vulture Awareness Day!
To: Linda Phelan Thompson <lindaphelanlmt...>
Vultures are intelligent, charismatic, and, some might even say, beautiful.
They are often portrayed as malevolent creatures preying on the sick and
weary. But the reality could not be further from the truth: vultures
quickly and efficiently remove waste, and help to control pests and may
even prevent disease outbreaks. Unfortunately, vultures are the most
endangered group of birds in the world!
Here are just a few ways you can join in the celebration: