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Giving back to the community
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2011 Bird Strike North America Conference
Dan Frankian of Hawkeye Bird & Animal Control, attended the Bird Strike conference dealing with pest bird and animal control and abatement at airport runways and taxiways.
Conversations at this conference were very informative with Mr John Weller, the head biologist for the Federal Aviation Administration FAA as well as Micheal Begier Director from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) .
Dan Frankian also gave several public interviews to foreign news agencies dealing with Bird and Animal control and Abatement at airports.
Timmy, the hawk takes flight
Mended bird released in urban Hamilton
Timmy, a rehabilitated young red-tailed hawk, had no trouble soaring to freedom when released, not in the wild, but at his Hamilton home ground on the Mountain. He flew up, perched himself high on a pine tree for a few seconds, and then took off to enjoy his new lease on life.
“This is so cool,” rescuer Gord Marsden, a rehabilitation expert, said Wednesday as he prepared to release Timmy in a small clearing on his Upper Wellington property.
Timmy was a nestling blown out of his nest near the top of a 60- to 70-foot white pine beside Marsden’s house when he was found in early July. Marsden hadn’t seen him since rushing him to Hawkeye Bird Control Inc. near Acton.
Julia Staines of Hawkeye gave Timmy his name. And the bird expert is confident the hawk, now close to five months old, will do just fine. “It was a good release. He went up on the tree, got his bearings and flew off. And the way he flew, it was strong.”
Career Fair Foul
Clara a Harris Hawk, and handler Ken Bangerter of Acton's Hawkeye Bird and Animal control , were on hand to talk to students at a career fair at the Acton High School last Wednesday.
Clara often is used to control birds at the airport and in shopping malls.
Frances Niblok Photo
Stratford Culture Days
One of the attractions in Stratford during the second annual Culture Days was the Stratford Shakespeare Festival's "A Fayre Day in Camelot," which transformed Market Square into a medieval-themed market with vendors and demonstrations.
Right, trainer Julia Staines shows off Clara the hawk, who you can see in the Festival's production of Camelot.
Stratford Gazette Photo
Canadian geese launch amphibious assault
ALEXANDRA SHIMO | Special to The Globe and Mail Original Article »
The evolving saga of our beloved bird, the Branta canadensis, is a particularly domestic problem of our own creation. In recent weeks, Canadian geese have attacked senior citizens at a retirement community in Hamilton; their droppings have infiltrated a pharmaceutical company in Oakville, causing health concerns - and, at an elementary school in the same city, they pecked at small children in a near-Hitchcockian frenzy that caused a lock-down on the school. But vengeance is disallowed: the birds are protected by a government that claims to have its citizens' best interests at heart.