Sunday, February 17, 2013

He's gone but not forgotten

After successful imping of seven feathers, ASHTON is now back flying and soaring over his home territory. I wasn't sure if the work on his left wing feathers would allow him to fly normally, never replaced that many before. But as you can see from these photos, it did. He was shy about flying when we were around so we got back in the truck and Sara took this photo of him through the rearview mirror. Not long after that he flew to a close tree and then left for good. Hopefully his mate will be in the area so they can renew their bonds and set up housekeeping when the time comes. Thanks Sara and Paul for making this release such fun.

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