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Re: OT - bird drama


Thanks for all your kind words. My family was a mixed bag like everyone's. Jesse's story triggered a good one. I'm enjoying remembering some of the great things that happened then. Some were not so great, but they're past, bring me no pleasure so they can stay past. I had a very sheltered, but adventurous childhood. Vert strict parents, doting grandparents & lots of aunts & uncles & cousins all in the same area. Horses to ride & cows & chickens to wrangle & dogs & cats & parakeets. We could play almost anywhere within earshot & since Mom had a piercing whistle we had a quarter mile radius minimum. We knew we'd better come running at once, or else & or else was serious! Didn't dare get in trouble, small town, known to everyone & everyone knew Mom & Dad's standards and would tattle. Also made it very safe since everyone kept an eye out for any kid in range. Kids need time to just play and we got that. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Pam Evans" <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, October 01, 2008 2:10 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT - bird drama


Great story about the owl - I love owls! Your mom sounds like aces to me!

On 10/1/08, Jesse Bell <justjess01@gmail.com> wrote:

Cool story Judy. I think owls are just outstandingly beautiful animals. I
just love them.  I just love animals in general I think.....



On 9/30/08, Judy Browning <judylee@lewiston.com> wrote:
>
> When I was a little girl my parents found a great horned owl that was > too > young to fly? or injured? (I don't really remember) standing in the > ditch
> out in the woods. We brought him home & kept him in a big old fashioned
bird
> cage. To feed him, Mom put on really heavy leather gloves & poked at > him > with scraps of raw meat until he'd snap at it. Once it was in his > mouth,
> he'd swallow it. She made jesses for him & took him out in the yard
several
> times each day to stretch his wings. She brought him to school for a
brief
> show & tell to my classroom & my brother's. Once he got all his adult
> feathers & was strong enough that he was really pulling & flapping like
he
> was flying, we all loaded up, took him back to the woods & cheered as > he
> flew off into the forest. Then we got in the car & drove away so he
wouldn't
> come looking for us to feed him. We had never heard of raptor rehab > then
> (50s), but we wanted him to have a chance. Dad worked in the woods &
always
> watched for him when he went that way. He would see an owl there
> infrequently at dusk & always hoped it was "our" owl.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jesse Bell" <justjess01@gmail.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2008 7:42 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT - bird drama
>
>
>  Ohhh - my guess - probably 2-3 weeks to get him back up and flying.
>>  Right
>> now he has to be force fed.  He doesn't want to eat...but he HAS to -
they
>> almost eat their weight in food every day.  Ya have to aggravate him
>> enough
>> to where he wants to snap at you and then you push the food into his
>> mouth.
>> We didn't make him eat last night because he was too stressed.  Just
water
>> with a dropper.
>>
>> On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 5:52 PM, Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net> wrote:
>>
>> how long do you think his recuperation will take?
>>>
>>> Kitty
>>> neIN, Zone 5
>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jesse Bell" >>> <justjess01@gmail.com>
>>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>>> Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2008 1:02 PM
>>>
>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT - bird drama
>>>
>>>
>>>  Wow...last night we rescued a Coopers Hawk:
>>>
>>>>
>>>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cooper's_Hawk
>>>>
>>>> One of our daughter's is a police dispatcher and got a call from a
lady
>>>> saying a hawk was in her back yard, injured, and she didn't know >>>> what
to
>>>> do.  So, daughter called us.  Looks like it was hit by a car - bad
>>>> enough
>>>> that it stunned him, and then while he was trying to recoup, >>>> something
>>>> got
>>>> a
>>>> hold of his wing and broke it...two puncture marks. I guess it was
tough
>>>> enough to fight off whatever was trying to eat him. The break was >>>> not
>>>> bad
>>>> and it's fixable. One eye is bloody, from the pressure of being >>>> hit,
>>>> but
>>>> still working and it will be O.K. again, eventually.  Poor
guy......when
>>>> he
>>>> gets better we'll release him back where he was.  Such a beautiful
bird.
>>>> I
>>>> just love them.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 9/29/08, Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> Our heroes!
>>>>>
>>>>> Kitty
>>>>> neIN, Zone 5
>>>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Pam Evans" <
gardenqueen@gmail.com>
>>>>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>>>>> Sent: Monday, September 29, 2008 8:18 PM
>>>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT - bird drama
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> It took another 15 minutes but he finally got fed up and took off >>>>> out
>>>>>
>>>>> toward
>>>>>> the highway.  The blue jays came back and looked pleased w/
>>>>>> themselves.
>>>>>> I
>>>>>> filled up their peanut dish as a reward for saving my whole flock
over
>>>>>> here.  I just wish y'all could have seen it.  It was really
something!
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On 9/29/08, Judy Browning <judylee@lewiston.com> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Great story Pam
>>>>>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Pam Evans" <
>>>>>>> gardenqueen@gmail.com>
>>>>>>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>>>>>>> Sent: Monday, September 29, 2008 3:33 PM
>>>>>>> Subject: [CHAT] OT - bird drama
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>  There was a big red tailed hawk in my yard.  I was coming around
the
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>  corner
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> out back when a bird went by me w/ the hawk in hot pursuit.  I
>>>>>>>> stopped
>>>>>>>> dead
>>>>>>>> in my tracks and he veered off and flew into the big tree in the
>>>>>>>> back
>>>>>>>> corner
>>>>>>>> of the yard. That's the tree where my two pair of blue jays >>>>>>>> nest.
>>>>>>>> Well,
>>>>>>>> they started yelling at him and two of them dive bombed him from
>>>>>>>> behind,
>>>>>>>> hitting him in the back and the back of the head. They kept at >>>>>>>> it
>>>>>>>> until
>>>>>>>> he
>>>>>>>> flew off.  He made a beeline across the street to one of Pat's
trees
>>>>>>>> and
>>>>>>>> all
>>>>>>>> four of them followed him over there and now they are doing the
same
>>>>>>>> thing
>>>>>>>> across the street. It's noisy but hilarious. They're gonna >>>>>>>> drive
>>>>>>>> him
>>>>>>>> out
>>>>>>>> of the neighborhood if it's the last thing they do.  Talk about
>>>>>>>> fearless!
>>>>>>>> That would have made a great video.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>>> Pam Evans
>>>>>>>> Kemp TX
>>>>>>>> zone 8A
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
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>>>>>>>>
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>>>>>>>> Version: 7.5.526 / Virus Database: 270.7.5/1696 - Release Date:
>>>>>>>> 9/28/2008
>>>>>>>> 1:30 PM
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>


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>>>>>>> --
>>>>>> Pam Evans
>>>>>> Kemp TX
>>>>>> zone 8A
>>>>>>
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>>
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