Eagle Rescue 101....The Basics....thumbs and all... Águila de rescate 101 / Sauvetage Aigle 101

  • Published: 21 September 2014
  • While fishing off Nanoose Bay, BC, I happened upon a fledgling Bald Eagle "floundering" in the water. The video documents his welcome aboard...aborted mutiny, and transport back to dry land.
    ***Update – September 26, 2014.......Upon reaching land, He was picked up by Lorinne Anderson of Wild A.I.D. and it was discovered that this guy was seriously underweight and in need of medical attention. He is presently in the care of the good people at O.W.L. Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society in Delta, B.C. and we are all hopeful for a successful recovery and release back to the wild. He…(14-368 as they call him).. will be taken back to the area he was discovered, near Nanoose Bay for release when he is ready. If you feel you would like to donate to O.W.L. to help my little buddy and assist them in their good work you can find their contact information on their website at owlcanada.org/
    ***Update – September 27, 2014.....Went to see 14-368 and he's been eating well for 4-5 days and things are looking better day by day. Hats off to the good people at O.W.L for their great work.
    ***Update - October 20, 2014....according to the people at O.W.L., "Nanoose" is getting pretty feisty and snapping at his handlers quite a bit....sounds like a good sign for a "wild" eagle...!!
    ***Update - October 30, 2014....."Nanoose" is now over 4 kilos and off all meds.... but a bit of a discerning eater. According to the good people at O.W.L. today fresh duck is the entree du jour, and she has developed a penchant for soaking her bedding in her water dish and playing in the water.....go figure.... ;-)
    ***Update - November 3, 2014.....I spoke to Mindy Dick at O.W.L. and got the OK to go over and video some of Nanoose's "rehab" fairly soon......so keep an eye out here for a link to that video.....
    ***Update - November 13, 2014.....Just checked in with Nanoose's caretakers at O.W.L. and there have been a couple of hiccups over the last week or so, but still looking to let her loose in the flight area in the near future....at which time I hope be able to get some video to share.............
    ***Update - November 26, 2014.....O.W.L. reports that Nanoose has graduated to a larger cage with a couple of older birds who they hope will teach her a bit about the ins and outs of "eagling".............looking good.....!!!
    ***Update - December 4, 2014.....O.W.L. has posted a bit of video of "Nanoose" getting in some flying time on their facebook page at facebook.com/pages/OWL-Orphaned-Wildlife-Rehabilitation-Society/311582845544617 planning on a visit soon to shoot a little more to post here
    ***Update - December 18, 2014 - According to the good people at O.W.L. Nanoose had a bit of a digestive problem, but they're hoping it was just a transient issue, and he/she (still up in the air....)...is on the road to recovery.
    ***Update - January 15, 2015 - Not much change according to Mindy at O.W.L. Still monitoring Nanoose's eating habits and keeping fingers crossed. Word is he/she is still feisty and protective of food, but a little ambivalent about actually eating it at times.
    ***Update - February 6, 2015 - As of today, Nanoose is back on medication for a gastric infection that seems to be a bit persistent. O.W.L is hoping to get on top of it and get things back on track for recovery and release. Fingers crossed......!!!
    ***Update - February 10, 2015 - Stopped by O.W.L. to see Nanoose today and she was looking a little "disheveled". As O.W.L. manager Mindy explained it, this is due to her being quite enamored with splashing around in her water dish.....to the point they've hung her with the pet name "Swimmer". One would think that with her previous history she might be a little averse to the water, but good to see there hasn't been any lasting psychological impact. O.W.L. has her on a new antibiotic regimen in hopes of getting on top of the persistent bug she's been battling and are keeping a close eye on things. Keep up the good work guys.....!!!
    ***Update - March 5, 2015 - Got the sad news this morning that yesterday "Nanoose" had succumbed to whatever the ailment was she was suffering from. Mindy, Martina, Dina and all the staff at O.W.L. did their utmost to heal her during the 6 months she was with them, and they should be proud of the work they did....and continue to do. Also, many thanks to Lorinne and Norm of Wild Aid for facilitating her transport to O.W.L. .......RIP Nanoose....fly free....!!! .....if you feel inclined to help out O.W.L. with the good work they do, their contact information is on their website at owlcanada.org/
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Comments • 2 249

  • claudette lacasee
    claudette lacasee  2 hours back

    Bravo merci 👍🏽💜💜

    • mark anthony labriaga
      mark anthony labriaga  14 hours back

      Im pissed!!! What a rescuer!

      • Ali Alipoor
        Ali Alipoor  20 hours back


        • Christine Thompson
          Christine Thompson  20 hours back

          What a nice man to help the poor young Eagle! If he had left it in the water the baby would have drowned. Great job sir!

          • Clementine Courier
            Clementine Courier  2 days back

            I'm happy and grateful to know that there are good, kind people such as yourself making a difference in the world. Thank you for sharing and thank you to O.W.L and the other good people who helped give little Nanoose a.k.a Swimmer the chance they deserve. :) RIP Nanoose/Swimmer Fly Free

            • Etwin tamapeku
              Etwin tamapeku  2 days back

              thank for being good man sir,,good rescue for animal

              • JustinTrojan
                JustinTrojan  5 days back

                Wow, awesome

                • Nick Vetter
                  Nick Vetter  7 days back

                  That's was awesome man!

                  • George Ybarra
                    George Ybarra  1 weeks back

                    Eagles are awesome

                    • Zen Sak
                      Zen Sak  1 weeks back

                      Co to za debil to nakręcał

                      • 2Chooks
                        2Chooks  1 weeks back

                        That's a Golden Eagle.

                        • irsrugby1
                          irsrugby1   4 days back

                          Actually a juvenile Bald Eagle. They don't get the white head and tail feathers until they are mature at the age of 4 or 5

                      • GH1618
                        GH1618  1 weeks back

                        Why did he wait to get him into the boat?

                      • Pamela Harrison
                        Pamela Harrison  2 weeks back

                        You are a real a****** dude you acted like he had some kind of disease

                        • Craig Olsen
                          Craig Olsen  1 weeks back

                          Pamela Harrison That bird could cause damage. Grabbing it could result in a few missing fingers!

                      • John Sparkman
                        John Sparkman  2 weeks back

                        Nice brush with nature

                        • cratedog64
                          cratedog64  2 weeks back

                          Eagle got boat legs...

                          • Marina Valdivieso
                            Marina Valdivieso  2 weeks back

                            Que hombre tan torpe, cual ayuda, el águila esta cansada, pudo haberla agarrado en sus manos y subirla a su bote, y sólo por estar filmando no lo hacía!, que hombre tan insensible!!😤

                            • Madmacs FPV
                              Madmacs FPV  2 weeks back

                              agh damn, i wish you'd had a happier ending to the experience

                              • smay co
                                smay co  3 weeks back

                                Wow you both could become fishing buddy 🙂

                                • Judge TK
                                  Judge TK  3 weeks back

                                  I'm getting cranky in my old age so maybe your finger and thumb got in the way accidentally. If that's the case I apologize for my rudeness.

                                  • Judge TK
                                    Judge TK  3 weeks back

                                    I have a lot of respect for someone that takes time out to rescue a beautiful bird like an eagle but I can't figure out why you purposely put your finger over the lense both times you got close to him. I can only guess that you know you're doing it and you want to be an asshole, or your brain didn't have the capacity to realize you are doing it which I doubt so that kinda narrows it down. Why would you film that and then screw it up? I'm sorry I find it hard to tolerate idiots.

                                    • Serene Greene
                                      Serene Greene  3 weeks back

                                      Same thing happened to me and a couple buddies in a little 14 ft boat many years ago with a Great Horned Owl on Pigeon Lake in Ontario.

                                      • rexxx angeli
                                        rexxx angeli  3 weeks back

                                        it is very slow to help animals, but thank you to the good intentions.

                                        • Jorge Huerta
                                          Jorge Huerta  3 weeks back

                                          Muy bien amigos,por rescatar a esa pobre águila que se estaba ahogando,,bien,,muy bien,!!! Very good

                                          • Gloria Ertel
                                            Gloria Ertel  3 weeks back

                                            Wow!  This man is an American Hero for sure...…….Thank you for sharing this...…..

                                            • Christopher Rod
                                              Christopher Rod  3 weeks back

                                              That eagle was very close to death.

                                              • Weldon Savoie
                                                Weldon Savoie  3 weeks back

                                                Great job , yes indeed and for the dislikes its something about them self that they don't like .

                                                • pedro paisan
                                                  pedro paisan  4 weeks back

                                                  dan pena todo el reportaje pobre águila

                                                  • pedro paisan
                                                    pedro paisan  4 weeks back

                                                    el de la cámara da penita

                                                    • Mick Winters
                                                      Mick Winters  4 weeks back

                                                      Finally,, someone who saves a life, rather than take it, onya bro, we need more like you:)

                                                      • matrix49A
                                                        matrix49A  4 weeks back


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                                                          • Shahriar Hariri
                                                            Shahriar Hariri  4 weeks back

                                                            Absolutely first class, enjoyed it and loved it, good ending for the Eagle and thank you 🙏 for sharing

                                                            • Kenneth Kustren
                                                              Kenneth Kustren  4 weeks back

                                                              A ship needs a plank.
                                                              While primary use is a road to punishment....
                                                              it could also save lives.

                                                              • tushaar 9
                                                                tushaar 9  4 weeks back

                                                                Birds Dont swim over water

                                                                • Michael Mcgill
                                                                  Michael Mcgill  4 weeks back

                                                                  Took his time thought it might have renamed the clip dumb American watching an eagle drown

                                                                  • Dennis Boyer
                                                                    Dennis Boyer  1 months back

                                                                    What a stupid ass. Maybe he needs a beer and a swim.

                                                                    • Jerry Polverino
                                                                      Jerry Polverino  1 months back

                                                                      He was exhausted, and very doubtful he would have survived without your intervention. You’re a good man. You saved his life. My hat is off to you sir. Well done. Much respect.

                                                                      • Carlos Perez
                                                                        Carlos Perez  1 months back

                                                                        Que idiota eres

                                                                        • VOVO LAG
                                                                          VOVO LAG  1 months back

                                                                          Tarantado hintayin pa mag 50 50 bago e rescue.

                                                                          • VOVO LAG
                                                                            VOVO LAG  1 months back

                                                                            Idiot guy

                                                                            • caspersees6257
                                                                              caspersees6257  1 months back

                                                                              Oh that is so sad, I'm so sorry. Tears are just rolling out of my eyes, You did such a wonderful thing and OMG, your sense of humor mixed with pure compassion is so beautiful. You are an awesome human being and I know that Swimmer knew you were her friend. You are so wonderful!!!!

                                                                              • caspersees6257
                                                                                caspersees6257  1 months back

                                                                                This is so frigging awesome!!!!!!!

                                                                                • Cynthia Dawn Loreth
                                                                                  Cynthia Dawn Loreth  1 months back

                                                                                  Indeed! Kind-Heartedness Is Still Alive 🥇🎖🏆🏵🏅
                                                                                  Thank God For You Being In The Right Place 🤕 At The Right Time 😷 and, most likely, the perfect man for the job of God’s plan/agenda for you on this day. What It Took To Save This Scared 😱 Frightened Eagle 🦅 was simply empathy, compassion, patience, and the willingness to do whatever it took. Hopefully, the very next time their is an eagle in need of 🆘 ... you will be the one out in your boat 🚤 God Bless You

                                                                                  • Lope Cortez
                                                                                    Lope Cortez  1 months back

                                                                                    you did not fed her, you are very slow.

                                                                                    • Lope Cortez
                                                                                      Lope Cortez  1 months back

                                                                                      You are very slow, if there is shark that bird is finish. Any way thank you.

                                                                                      • Francisco Vieira
                                                                                        Francisco Vieira  1 months back

                                                                                        Good, Very good

                                                                                        • cathy9160
                                                                                          cathy9160  1 months back

                                                                                          Just a nice guy .you know he would make a good husband when he took the time to help an animal.and I get a laugh from all the so called experts on here thinking they know it all right from mommies couch in her basement.

                                                                                          • Christine Sylves
                                                                                            Christine Sylves  1 months back

                                                                                            Stop asking stupid questions and making stupid comments, get the poor thing out of the water! Good on him for finding a shrewd of humanity and helping the eagle.