Since October, Colorado's only snowy owl has been living with our Curator Anne Price, and undergoing intensive training to become one of the star ambassadors of our environmental programs. Anne's skills and patience turned this once wild denizen of the Arctic Circle into a celebrity, as thousands of people streamed by our booth at the International Sportsmen's Exposition to have a look at him. Our snowy was accompanied by an assortment of raptors, including our almost four year old female bald eagle, and he watched the visitors as much as they watched him! He's very close to "graduating" and becoming a fully-fledged member of our team of raptor ambassadors. THANK YOU to John Kirk, the ISE Staff, and all the visitors who stopped by and helped us continue our 39 year mission of promoting environmental literacy! ...
Peter's commute to our Brighton office generally takes him past the west side of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge. This time of the year it's quite easy to see lots of bald eagles hanging out. If you go east on 96th Avenue on the north side of the refuge, more eagles, buteos, harriers and falcons can be seen without too much effort. There are also great-horned owls nesting on the north side. As he goes further north, he always drops by the nesting pair of bald eagles at the Commerce City site which we've been documenting for the past three years. These are the previous pair from 120th Avenue and E-470. This quick video starts with the CC pair, and you may notice that they've improved the nest. It's larger! If you go back in our Facebook archives, you'll be able to track their laying dates. Despite being in the depths of winter, spring IS coming and so are all the new beginnings. ...
Happy New Year, happy new perch! Our three and a half year old bald eagle is now tipping the scales at just over 12 lb. After two years flying around in her large enclosure, she finally wore out her PVC L-shaped perch. It was quite strong but the repeated landings and take offs of even a 10-pound eagle took its toll. Peter redesigned her perch with a nifty curve that works with and around the chain link construction, instead of against it. Today our mews manager Savannah caught our bald being sassy and vocalizing in typical Sea Eagle fashion. A cousin of the bald eagle, the African fish eagle, will do an even more elaborate vocalization, throwing the head all the way back against the shoulder blades. Wonderful footage of a mated pair vocalizing together can be seen here: www.arkive.org/african-fish-eagle/haliaeetus-vocifer/video-01
Don't forget to come visit our bald eagle this weekend at the International Sportsmen's Expo at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. She'll be there on Saturday and Sunday, January 12th and 13th! ...
Happy New Year! We look forward to exciting things in 2019, including yet another new look for our soon-to-be four year old bald eagle! It's hard to believe how much she's changed since 2016, but it's a bit like watching your children grow...you just don't appreciate the tiny changes every day!
Once again, HUGE thanks to Marilyn Stevens for her creative efforts, and for our "local" friends, be sure to visit our booth at the International Sportsmen's Expo at the Colorado Convention Center, January 10-13th. ...
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Anne Price — Corp. Secretary, Peter Reshetniak — President
Anne Price — Curator
Research & Project Associates
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Elise Bales, Morgan Brantmeyer, Chris Canipe, Kevin Corwin, Karen Gonzalez, Bernhard Hafner, Kim Kistler, Linda Julia, Jennifer McAllister, Melissa Nesavich, Anne Price, Jennifer Redmond, Peter Reshetniak, Beverly Rice, Mitch Skinner, Skye Taylor
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