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During yesterday's walkabout at Vancouver's Granville Island I was fortunate to be entertained by one of the captive raptors that are being used to keep birds from colliding with the planes at Vancouver International Airport (YVR). The airport uses several raptors to scare off the birds that might pose a danger both to themselves and the planes.


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Nice looking Harris Hawk Wolfd, I ran into some handlers a few years ago and he also did Airport bird abatement, and they claim it does work...............
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He looks ready for business Wolf.
Beautiful bird - must be an interesting job for the handler.
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Nice looking Harris Hawk Wolfd, I ran into some handlers a few years ago and he also did Airport bird abatement, and they claim it does work...............

Thank you Darrell. From my discussion with the young lady / handler she said they have been doing our airport for about 5 years and have been quite effective in reducing bird / plane collisions.


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He looks ready for business Wolf.
Beautiful bird - must be an interesting job for the handler.

Thanks Lyn.

Yes she was quite keen to play with that bird.
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A magnificent animal, Wolf. I can imagine that a few of those in the sky might also endanger the planes.
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A magnificent animal, Wolf. I can imagine that a few of those in the sky might also endanger the planes.

Thanks so much for looking and commenting Mark.
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Great shots Wolf
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Good to see a natural solution to the problem being used Wolf. Nice shots
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#2 is my fav, look at those talons!
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#2 is my fav, look at those talons!

Thank you for your kindly comments Kevin, Gautam and Gil. Appreciated.


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