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Raptors keep away nuisance birds at the Montage
« on: January 10, 2010, 01:23:00 pm »
LAGUNA BEACH The sun shone brightly on the pool deck at the Montage Resort, but there was a chill in the air ? especially if you happened to be a seagull.

 Hunched on their perches on a broad lawn overlooking the ocean, four falcons and two hawks formed a circle. A large Eurasian eagle owl was perched nearby.


Chloe Thum, of Air Strike Technolgies, pets Oden, a juvenile Harris's hawk that's part of a nuisance bird abatement program at the Montage Laguna Beach.


The steely gaze of Bubo, a Eurasian eagle owl, greets guests walking the grounds at the Montage Laguna Beach. The owl, owned by falconer Jorge Herrera, is part of the resort's nuisance bird abatement program.

With their feet tethered to the perches, and their sharp eyes intent on every move, the birds of prey gave the sun-splashed resort a bit of a Gothic feel. Guests strolling along walkways stopped to stare, or snap pictures, or put questions to falconer, Jorge Herrera.

http://greenoc.freedomblogging.com/2010/01/08/at-laguna-resort-falcons-put-the-scare-into-pest-birds/18251/

Great slideshow pics and a video too!  I can't wait to check this out!!
« Last Edit: January 10, 2010, 01:32:00 pm by Anonymous »

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Raptors keep away nuisance birds at the Montage
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2010, 05:23:00 pm »
That is way cool.  Thanks for sharing.

 

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