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West Winnipeg - 2017 / In Captivity - Beau (2007- )
« on: April 06, 2015, 17:08 »
I don't know if this is the correct place to post this question.  I noticed on twitter that CMU was thanking Manitoba Conservation for rescuing a bird today.  To my novice eyes it looked like a Peregrine to me.  Could you tell me if it was?  I noticed from the picture it had a band on it's leg.  Hope it's ok.

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Re: Beau - Injured Peregrine @ CMU
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2015, 00:35 »
I don't know if this is the correct place to post this question.  I noticed on twitter that CMU was thanking Manitoba Conservation for rescuing a bird today.  To my novice eyes it looked like a Peregrine to me.  Could you tell me if it was?  I noticed from the picture it had a band on it's leg.  Hope it's ok.
I don't know much about this incident, but the bird is a peregrine. Looks like a hacked bird; red band on the right leg (sideways zero over sideways eight), silver band on the left leg. I too hope the bird will be okay; don't know what the injuries are, or where the bird was taken for care.

Photo from the CMU site:



https://www.facebook.com/CMUwinnipeg
« Last Edit: April 08, 2015, 00:39 by Alison »

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Re: Beau - Injured Peregrine @ CMU
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2015, 11:40 »
I was hoping to get a bit more information before the news broke and now I do.

The injured bird is a peregrine, it is Beau from West Winnipeg.  He was found by the folks at CMU on Monday and they called me for assistance.  I wasn't able to get to him in a timely fashion but did manage to find someone at Manitoba Conservation office despite their offices being closed for Easter Monday.  He was able to retrieve Beau and take him to the vet.

I got an update on his condition last night ...

Beau has a couple of fractures to his ulna that look as though they will heal on their own with proper treatment and lacerations on his breast and perhaps some soft tissue bruising on his feet.  The feet will be fine, the lacerations maybe the most serious of his injuries.  He's got a bit of an infection so he's getting a course of antibiotics prior to surgery which should improve his ability to heal afterwards.  He's in good shape and seems to be dealing with being in care well, but the caveat is that anything can happen.  But he's a tough bird and in good hands now.  After surgery, he will need a period of recovery, then rehabilitation and depending on how things heal up, he will be assessed to see if he can be re-released into the wild.  We/they won't know until he is back to using his wings in a flight cage to know.  No idea how long his recuperation will be but will post updates as we get them.

I've got some additional photos of himself from Monday - will see about posting one or two this evening.

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Re: Beau - Injured Peregrine @ CMU
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2015, 11:52 »
Soon as I saw the bands I suspect it was him.  Poor guy, I sure am glad he was found and is being taken care of.

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Re: Beau - Injured Peregrine @ CMU
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2015, 11:57 »
Because Beau is probably going to need quite a bit of time for rehabilitation, I thought I would put in an order for quail from a supplier out East to help out the rehabbers.  I don't know yet where he'll go for rehab, it will depend on a) his prognosis after surgery, b) who can care for him and c) who has the best set-up to aid in his recovery.  But I thought I'd get the ball rolling now and when we know, all will be in place.

So for folks who have already made a donation in 2015 or who are thinking of making a donation, a portion of all donations this year will go towards an order of quail.  All the rehabbers in the province have helped us out over the years and we make regular donations to their activities, but because Beau may be in care for a few months (we won't know for awhile yet how long), knowing there is a steady source of good "eats" is one way to help him out and the rehabbers out. And he wouldn't be the only one, there are other raptor and some mammal species that find their way to our rehab organizations later in the year that would benefit from some extra quail as well.

Will keep folks in the loop as we go along.  Donations can be me made by mail or online - all the information is on the website - www.species-at-risk.mb.ca/peregrines - there is a link bottom right on the main page of the website.
  

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Re: Beau - Injured Peregrine @ CMU
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2015, 12:06 »
poor Beau. glad he was found and is being taken care of . now we know why he is not at WEst Winnipeg.

I will send a donation tonight. I know how much quail they eat. you can use all my donation for the quail and i will send another to you for your site later in season.


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Re: Beau - Injured Peregrine @ CMU
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2015, 12:12 »
thanks Bev!  :-*


And no folks you don't have to post whether you are donating or not  :)
I just wanted to let everyone know what I would be doing with a portion of our donations this year.

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Re: Beau - Injured Peregrine @ CMU
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2015, 12:18 »
Beau is a beauty!
Were his injuries due to a territorial battle or just a mishap, or, no one knows...?
Either way, I'm glad he is in great hands and being taken care of, peregrine style!  :D

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Re: Beau - Injured Peregrine @ CMU
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2015, 12:35 »
Were his injuries due to a territorial battle or just a mishap, or, no one knows...?

I asked and at the moment the vet won't hazard a guess.  I hope to be able to get more information after the surgery which is when the vet will of course be able to get a nice long look at his injuries.  Perhaps then she might be able to hazard a guess but perhaps it will just remain a mystery.  If she does think it was conflict rather than hunting accident or some such, it still wouldn't answer if it was a peregrine or another raptor like a Great Horned Owl (they have chicks at the moment) or something else.  He was found within the WW territory which means not very far from the various WW nestsites (nothing in the territory is very far when you are a peregrine) but he was found near the Assiniboine Forest and not far from the Assiniboine River so pretty much where there are other raptors - eagles, hawks and owls - are hanging out and then of course, there is Ty at the nestsite.

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Re: Beau - Injured Peregrine @ CMU
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2015, 16:17 »
Wish Beau a good and speedy recovery, such a good-looking bird....

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Re: Beau - Injured Peregrine @ CMU
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2015, 17:11 »
Thank you for the information, sure hope he has a quick recovery and that he can return to the wild.

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Re: Beau - Injured Peregrine @ CMU
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2015, 19:42 »
I am sorry to hear that Beau is injured, but I am glad that he was found and is in good care. Get well soon, Beau!  :-*

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Re: Beau - Injured Peregrine @ CMU
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2015, 19:43 »
Wishing Beau a complete and swift recovery. Will miss seeing him this year.

Looks like he arrived back at about the time he did last year.

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Re: Beau - Injured Peregrine @ CMU
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2015, 00:22 »
Aww! Poor Beau! :( Well, at least we know he made it back to Winnipeg & is now in good hands, having his injuries attended to. Will be very eager to hear how his surgery & rehab goes.

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Re: Beau - Injured Peregrine @ CMU
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2015, 05:04 »
This was on the CBC news site this morning.

Injured Peregrine falcon rescued from Winnipeg parking lot
Peregrine rescue group hoping for a good outcome for injured falcon
CBC News / Apr 08, 2015


Peregrine falcon named 'Bo' was rescued from the Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg on Monday. (Paul Friesen)

It was a rough homecoming for a Winnipegger fresh off his migration home from Mexico.

Beau is a peregrine falcon that took refuge at the Canadian Mennonite University on Monday. Paul Friesen, a librarian at the school, came across the bird in a parking lot, injured and unable to fly.

"I've seen them in the air and perched on buildings and that sort of thing but never up close like this. It's a gorgeous bird. It's awe inspiring," Friesen told Ismaila Alfa on CBC's Up to Speed.

"We tried not to get too close to it," Friesen said. "At one point we wanted to get a better look at it from the front, then it scurried off across the grass a little bit. While we were waiting for [a conservation officer] to come, we decided to put a cardboard box over it to help protect it and and try to calm it down a bit."

The bird stayed in its box for about an hour until someone from Manitoba Conservation could come and rescue the bird.


The falcon suffered from wing fractures and could not fly. (Paul Friesen)

Beau's back story

Tracy Maconachie, the coordinator of the Manitoba Peregrine Falcon Recovery Project, was contacted by Friesen after he found the injured bird.

"It's not the first call I've had about a downed bird over the years," she said. "The first thing is: lets make sure it's a peregrine. And he was very specific, as soon as he said there are bands on his legs and the size of a crow, that's a pretty good indication that it is a peregrine."  Then she says, the next step is to see who the bird is and if it's injured.

The tag on Beau's leg makes it easy for Maconachie to know more about him. For starters, he was born in captivity but released into the wild in Manitoba back in 2007. Maconachie explained that Beau was the West Winnipeg resident male and he had been since 2010.

"Now we knew he wasn't going to be the resident male this year, he had been supplanted already by a young male that's been hanging out in Selkirk for the last couple of years," she said.

One can speculate that this was the culprit that injured Beau in the first place.

"He's a really cool, laid back kind of bird, takes everything in stride, knows how to provide for his family," said Maconachie. "We're hoping the prognosis is good, but it's always a little dicey with birds."

Maconachie says Beau has some small fractures in his wing, which aren't too serious — but also has some lacerations on his breast which will require surgery and rehabilitation.

"He'll be assessed to see whether or not he's capable of living on his own in the wild safely," she said. "If not, we'll find a placement for him if need be in a captive facility."

Maconachie isn't alone in hoping for a good outcome.

"One doesn't like to see a bird that's been injured. Hopefully it will survive and live to catch lots of pigeons in Winnipeg," said Friesen.

Hopefully Winnipeggers will be seeing Beau again soon when the Falcon Cams come on in mid-May.



Source: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/injured-peregrine-falcon-rescued-from-winnipeg-parking-lot-1.3025773  


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Re: Beau - Injured Peregrine @ CMU
« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2015, 09:57 »
Thanks for adding this GCG - I hadn't realized they would be posting the interview on their website.

And for those wondering (and for Treytrey on the CBC website), I have asked CBC to correct Beau's name in the story - gotta love "report typo" links on online stories.


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Re: Beau - Injured Peregrine @ CMU
« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2015, 10:07 »
I also submitted a "typo error" report on the story so they know it is BEAU and not BO.

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Re: Beau - Injured Peregrine @ CMU
« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2015, 10:09 »
I also submitted a "typo error" report on the story so they know it is BEAU and not BO.

Thanks Jazzer - I mentioned in my note to them that our Beau had lots of fans who would like to see his name spelt correctly!  ;D

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Re: Beau - Injured Peregrine @ CMU
« Reply #18 on: April 12, 2015, 13:35 »
CTV Winnipeg
Published Sunday, April 12, 2015 11:50AM CST  

A peregrine falcon found injured in Winnipeg was able to get medical help this week from professionals who knew its history.

The male bird was found near the Canadian Mennonite University with a fractured wing and several deep cuts. He was taken to the Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre where staff noticed the falcon was banded.

“It’s not very often we get in a wild patient that we are able to track its history, but we did this week,” the centre wrote on its Facebook page.

The centre said the bird. known as Beau, was captive born and released to the wild in 2007 by another centre in Manitoba that breeds peregrine falcons to be populated back into the wild.

Beau was then tracked by the Peregrine Falcon Recovery Project, who observed the falcon successfully return to a nest site in west Winnipeg each year since 2010.

The centre said it is still unclear how the falcon sustained its injuries.

Beau is scheduled for surgery early next week at Centennial Animal Hospital.

Peregrine falcons have been listed as an endangered species in Manitoba since 1992.


Hope He'll recover.
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Re: Beau - Injured Peregrine @ CMU
« Reply #19 on: April 12, 2015, 18:05 »
Thanks for Newchick for finding this story  :)

They made a mistake in their story which they partially corrected very quickly (took them 20 minutes after I emailed them!) so I have updated Newchick's post as well just so folks don't get confused!

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Re: Beau - Injured Peregrine @ CMU
« Reply #20 on: April 12, 2015, 20:47 »
You're welcome Tracey.

Didn't notice the mistake in the article when I posted, but happy it's all good now.  I was shocked to read this before going to the forum posts.  Poor Beau.   :o

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Re: Beau - Injured Peregrine @ CMU
« Reply #21 on: April 13, 2015, 04:18 »
 http://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/video?playlistId=1.2323801

 :'( Poor Beau! Last night while watching the CTV news, I saw this clip about Beau. This video (seen last night) was posted on their website. Though I would share.

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Re: Beau - Injured Peregrine @ CMU
« Reply #23 on: April 13, 2015, 10:45 »
For those who have emailed me in the last couple of days, I have an email into the quail breeder to get an estimate on price for the birds and shipping - last time shipping was more than the birds, but that is understandable - the shipment is a bit heavy.  When I know, I will post the information here.

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Re: Beau - Injured Peregrine @ CMU
« Reply #24 on: April 13, 2015, 21:27 »
This story about Beau has made me wonder:  if I should find an injured peregrine, who should I contact?  I certainly hope it won't happen, but I'd like to have a phone number in my address book. 

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Re: Beau - Injured Peregrine @ CMU
« Reply #25 on: April 13, 2015, 22:26 »
This story about Beau has made me wonder:  if I should find an injured peregrine, who should I contact?  I certainly hope it won't happen, but I'd like to have a phone number in my address book. 

Easiest thing to do is call me Dagny - number is on the website and it is on 24/7 while the birds are in town.  If you call one of the rehab organizations or Conservation or the police, they mostly call me when it is one of the peregrines anyway.    :)

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Re: Beau - Injured Peregrine @ CMU
« Reply #26 on: April 13, 2015, 22:43 »
Got a report on Beau this evening.  The surgery to close the lacerations on Beau's breast went very well.  It will be at least 2 months until he is recovered enough that he can be assessed as to whether or not he can be re-released into the wild or will remain in captivity.  Now there will be a long wait while he heals and regains his strength and hopefully his injuries will not have been so severe that he can't regain full use of his wings.  If that is the case, he will not be releasable and will remain in captivity.  It will also likely be a long wait between updates on him but I will post what news I get when I get it.


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Re: Beau - Injured Peregrine @ CMU
« Reply #27 on: April 13, 2015, 23:11 »
Thanks for this update on Beau, his surgery & his immediate rehab plan. Much appreciated, TPC. :-* Poor guy. I wish him well. Hopefully, he will recover & heal well enough to be released into the wild again. I guess time will tell. In the meantime, at least he is in good hands, getting top notch care.

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Re: Beau - Injured Peregrine @ CMU
« Reply #28 on: April 14, 2015, 03:50 »
This is indeed wonderful news. Thanks for sharing TPC. With all the hype in our city about the playoffs, may I say "Go Beau GO"!

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Re: Beau - Injured Peregrine @ CMU
« Reply #29 on: April 14, 2015, 12:11 »
Really appreciate the time you take to keep us updated on everything.

Hoping for the best.

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« Reply #30 on: April 15, 2015, 12:59 »
Really appreciate the time you take to keep us updated on everything.

Hoping for the best.
I agree, thanks TPC for keeping us updated.

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Re: Beau - Injured Peregrine @ CMU
« Reply #31 on: April 16, 2015, 19:18 »
I forgot to send my doantiaon. apologies. been tied up at my sites here.

Beaus injuries sound similar to one of resident males a few years ago. Gord rehabbed him but it was a long road to recovery. bu t recover he did and a falconer flew him and he was able to make it to migration.

there is always hope. :-*

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Re: Beau - Injured Peregrine @ CMU
« Reply #32 on: April 16, 2015, 20:51 »
Thanks for the update, Tracy.

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Re: Beau - Injured Peregrine @ CMU
« Reply #33 on: May 02, 2015, 11:59 »
At last report, Beau still doing well though he did screw up some of his stitches but that was quickly/easily repaired.

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Re: Beau - Injured Peregrine @ CMU
« Reply #34 on: May 02, 2015, 20:58 »
Great news for this handsome bird! 
Cmon Beau - we are routing for you!

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Re: Beau - Injured Peregrine @ CMU
« Reply #35 on: May 03, 2015, 07:43 »
At last report, Beau still doing well though he did screw up some of his stitches but that was quickly/easily repaired.

Awesome news.  TPC.

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« Reply #36 on: May 03, 2015, 17:36 »
At last report, Beau still doing well though he did screw up some of his stitches but that was quickly/easily repaired.

It is always good news when we hear a PF is doing well after treatment. I hope Beau will continue to thrive in his recuperation. It's too bad they do not have tiny little cones to place around their necks so they cannot tamper with stitches. Not feasible I'm sure.  ::)

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Re: Beau - Injured Peregrine @ CMU
« Reply #37 on: May 18, 2015, 14:21 »
Has Beau made progress? Is there an update available, TPC?

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Re: Beau - Injured Peregrine @ CMU
« Reply #38 on: May 18, 2015, 14:34 »
Has Beau made progress? Is there an update available, TPC?

Good timing, I just emailed for an update but haven't heard anything yet.  When I do hear something I will post.
The estimate was that he wouldn't be ready to be assessed for a couple of months, so it may be a very brief update.


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Re: Beau - Injured Peregrine @ CMU
« Reply #39 on: May 18, 2015, 15:22 »
Again, talons crossed! Thanks for this update, TPC!

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« Reply #40 on: May 20, 2015, 10:27 »
Beau is healing nicely but already it has evident that he won't be re-releaseable.  But no worries, he has a home to go to with folks who know all about peregrines and he should do well.  Remember, he came out of a captive-breeding program which may be why he was more relaxed in rehab which is a great thing for his new life.  Being returned to the wild may be what we would see as the best outcome, and an argument could be made for that.  However, since his injuries remove that option from the table, his new home will allow him to live a longer life where he can still be a peregrine without the ability to fly long distances.  Remember, most peregrines don't get to "retire".

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Re: Beau - Injured Peregrine @ CMU
« Reply #41 on: May 20, 2015, 12:30 »
Thank You for the update on Beau . Glad to hear that he might retire and not have to defend a area .

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« Reply #42 on: May 20, 2015, 13:54 »
Thank you, TPC for this update. I cannot speak for others, but what I can say is this phanatic only wants him to survive and yes "retire" in a peaceful environment for him. "Go Beau Go"!  :-*

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Re: Beau - Injured Peregrine @ CMU
« Reply #43 on: May 20, 2015, 14:47 »
Glad to hear that he is healing nicely. A bit sad that he won't be releasable as he was a good breeder, with the grand-kids to prove it.

Retirement isn't so bad. Do you think he may go back into a captive breeding program where he can continue to contribute to the peregrine community?

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« Reply #44 on: May 20, 2015, 16:44 »
Glad to hear that he is healing nicely. A bit sad that he won't be releasable as he was a good breeder, with the grand-kids to prove it.

Retirement isn't so bad. Do you think he may go back into a captive breeding program where he can continue to contribute to the peregrine community?

Not sure ... but it would be nice to see more of his genes out there ...  :)

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Re: Beau - Injured Peregrine @ CMU
« Reply #45 on: May 20, 2015, 19:29 »
Well, one of Annie's and Miracles eggs has hatched in Fargo. So there ya go for more of Beau's genes.  ;D

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Re: Beau - Injured Peregrine @ CMU
« Reply #46 on: May 20, 2015, 22:54 »
Well, one of Annie's and Miracles eggs has hatched in Fargo. So there ya go for more of Beau's genes.  ;D

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« Reply #47 on: May 20, 2015, 22:59 »
Well, one of Annie's and Miracles eggs has hatched in Fargo. So there ya go for more of Beau's genes.  ;D

Excellent timing indeed ... I should also check on Juliet ... haven't heard if she returned to Minneapolis again this year ...  ???

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Re: Beau - Injured Peregrine @ CMU
« Reply #48 on: May 21, 2015, 11:48 »
Way to go Beau - enjoy retirement.

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Re: Beau - Injured Peregrine @ CMU
« Reply #49 on: August 10, 2015, 01:08 »
It has been a long time since there was an update on Beau. Is there any news on how he is doing?

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Re: Beau - Injured Peregrine @ CMU
« Reply #50 on: August 10, 2015, 16:17 »
It has been a long time since there was an update on Beau. Is there any news on how he is doing?

He can fly short distances and he hunts his own prey in his and his ladyfriend's enclosure.  He's doing well by all accounts and from what I have seen from photos recently.  Next spring will be the time to really know how he's doing - if he has young, he's back up and running!  ;D   Seriously though - if he has young then he isn't adversely stressed to being back in captivity that he's unwilling or unable to do what he did in the wild.  Its a litmus test of sorts.  He seems to be getting along with his lady friend which is half the battle - Jules was a battle axe so likely he can get alone with anyone!!

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Re: Beau - Injured Peregrine @ CMU
« Reply #51 on: August 11, 2015, 04:23 »
Happy to hear Beau is doing well and catching his own prey. I'm curious, how large is his enclosure and if possible, could you post a photo of this enclosure, possibly with him and his lady friend in it?

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Re: Beau - Injured Peregrine @ CMU
« Reply #52 on: August 11, 2015, 09:12 »
Happy to hear Beau is doing well and catching his own prey. I'm curious, how large is his enclosure and if possible, could you post a photo of this enclosure, possibly with him and his lady friend in it?

Unfortunately not, the Centre he is in now is not a public facility - might be able to get a photo of his lady friend though ... will see what I can do ...

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Re: Beau - Injured Peregrine @ CMU
« Reply #53 on: August 12, 2015, 10:10 »
He can fly short distances and he hunts his own prey in his and his ladyfriend's enclosure.  He's doing well by all accounts and from what I have seen from photos recently.  Next spring will be the time to really know how he's doing - if he has young, he's back up and running!  ;D   Seriously though - if he has young then he isn't adversely stressed to being back in captivity that he's unwilling or unable to do what he did in the wild.  Its a litmus test of sorts.  He seems to be getting along with his lady friend which is half the battle - Jules was a battle axe so likely he can get alone with anyone!!

Thank you so much for the update on Beau, TPC! I am very glad that he is doing well. I hope he has a good sized enclosure. Is there still no chance that he could be releasable in time?

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Re: Beau - Injured Peregrine @ CMU
« Reply #54 on: August 13, 2015, 13:36 »
He can fly short distances and he hunts his own prey in his and his ladyfriend's enclosure.  He's doing well by all accounts and from what I have seen from photos recently.  Next spring will be the time to really know how he's doing - if he has young, he's back up and running!  ;D   Seriously though - if he has young then he isn't adversely stressed to being back in captivity that he's unwilling or unable to do what he did in the wild.  Its a litmus test of sorts.  He seems to be getting along with his lady friend which is half the battle - Jules was a battle axe so likely he can get alone with anyone!!

Thank you so much for the update on Beau, TPC! I am very glad that he is doing well. I hope he has a good sized enclosure. Is there still no chance that he could be releasable in time?

Not according to the vets, they say that though the wing is fine, the muscles were damaged in the fight and that they aren't strong enough to be able to support him in the wild. 

If he defies his medical prognosis, folks here will be the first to know!

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Re: Beau - Injured Peregrine @ CMU
« Reply #55 on: August 13, 2015, 15:07 »
If Beau has adjusted to his surroundings and is capturing prey, he is probably safe where he is now. Is there a chance for photos?

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Re: Beau - Injured Peregrine @ CMU
« Reply #56 on: August 13, 2015, 15:15 »
Not according to the vets, they say that though the wing is fine, the muscles were damaged in the fight and that they aren't strong enough to be able to support him in the wild. 

If he defies his medical prognosis, folks here will be the first to know!

Thank you for the info, TPC! I am glad that Beau's wing has healed well. I know that when muscles, such as abdominal muscles, are damaged that it can take many months for recovery. I remember when Hera from the Woodmen nest had a laceration across her abdomen from a territorial battle, it took about five months for her to regain her flying ability. Of course, each situation is different.

Please do post updates when you can.

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Re: Beau - Injured Peregrine @ CMU
« Reply #57 on: August 14, 2015, 13:37 »
If Beau has adjusted to his surroundings and is capturing prey, he is probably safe where he is now. Is there a chance for photos?

It isn't a public facility but I can ask ...

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Re: Beau - Injured Peregrine @ CMU
« Reply #58 on: July 30, 2017, 23:02 »
I was thinking of Beau recently. Have you heard anything about him recently?

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Re: Beau - Injured Peregrine @ CMU
« Reply #59 on: July 31, 2017, 11:31 »
I was thinking of Beau recently. Have you heard anything about him recently?

He's fine last I heard - making babies last time I heard as well.  Will see if I can get an update on his activities since the spring ... last year he had four chicks I believe but will check that as well ...

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Re: Beau - Injured Peregrine @ CMU
« Reply #60 on: August 01, 2017, 12:29 »
That is great news! :D