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Re: Beatrix Rescued in Texas
« Reply #30 on: March 25, 2016, 12:34 »
TPC, how do the folks in Texas know there's something wrong with Beatrix's eyesight? ???

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Re: Beatrix Rescued in Texas
« Reply #31 on: March 25, 2016, 13:13 »
TPC, how do the folks in Texas know there's something wrong with Beatrix's eyesight? ??? 

There wasn't a mark on her when she came in, so they figured, in part because of when she was found and where she was found, that she had gotten caught in the big hail storm that buzzed through the area on the 17th (http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2016/03/17/hail-kills-7-birds-at-the-dallas-zoo/).  They were concerned in the beginning because it seemed to them that she wasn't as alert as she should have been.  That was when they made the decision to get her in to see an ophthalmic specialist.  Since then however, she much more alert and tracking so they think if she did have any problems with her vision (remember, she hasn't seen the vet yet) that she has improved.  They want to try her in a flight cage to see if she'll fly which she may not do if she's having vision problems.  It is however just their concern, it has yet to be confirmed by the vet.  She pretty symmetrical in her responses to things from what little I've seen in photos and the video so if there was any cause for concern, she may be recovering from it.  But it is all just supposition until she's seen by the vet.

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Re: Beatrix Rescued in Texas
« Reply #32 on: March 25, 2016, 13:17 »
There's also some stories on:

CBC Manitoba - http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/manitoba-winnipeg-peregrine-falcon-injured-in-dallas-texas-1.3507324

CTV Winnipeg - http://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/rare-falcon-hurt-by-texas-hail-while-flying-home-to-canada-1.2832465



The Dallas/Fort Worth news outlet is the only one that has contacted the Project for more information however.  ;)

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Re: Beatrix Rescued in Texas
« Reply #33 on: March 25, 2016, 14:09 »
The Dallas/Fort Worth news outlet is the only one that has contacted the Project for more information however.  ;)


Well, that's just goofy ::)

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Re: Beatrix Rescued in Texas
« Reply #34 on: March 25, 2016, 14:41 »
The Dallas/Fort Worth news outlet is the only one that has contacted the Project for more information however.  ;)

Well, that's just goofy ::)

Actually, have spoken to CBC Manitoba now - I emailed to tell them the photo in their story wasn't Beatrix and they emailed me back asking to chat a bit more about Beatrix.  Likely will be a web story rather than on one of the radio or tv news casts but who knows, might be a very slow news day.

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Re: Beatrix Rescued in Texas
« Reply #35 on: March 25, 2016, 15:31 »
Have also just finished chatting with the Winnipeg Feee Press and CJOB so Beatrix's 15 minutes of fame isn't over yet.

Look for the WFP story likely over the weekend. CJOB may start running it by about dinner time tonight and into tomorrow.

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Re: Beatrix Rescued in Texas
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Re: Beatrix Rescued in Texas
« Reply #37 on: March 25, 2016, 19:22 »
What an amazing story!


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Re: Beatrix Rescued in Texas
« Reply #38 on: March 26, 2016, 10:29 »
With all the Winnipeg and Texas media coverage about Beatrix, thought I would give you the hard facts ...

Just so folks know ...
  • It was Carly here on the Forum who passed along the information & band number that a Winnipeg bird might be in Texas and that was how we confirmed her identity. 
  • The folks from the BBL initially thought it was a Toronto bird then confirmed it was Beatrix from Winnipeg (that darn line between the band numbers). 
  • We don't know yet if anything is wrong with Beatrix's eye(s) but the folks in Texas are concerned hence the reason for the vet visit
  • We don't have solid plans for her return/release yet, there are just lots of ideas being bounced around as possibilities. 
  • The folks in Texas want to help anyway they can to get her up here safely (hence the GoFundMe campaign), what way that will be depends on the outcome of the visit to the vet.

If you have other questions, you know here is where to post them.   :D

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Re: Beatrix Rescued in Texas
« Reply #39 on: March 26, 2016, 12:50 »
Carly, this phanatic wants to thank you so very much. So proud to have this forum as a means and way to acknowledge how much I appreciate what you have done to bring focus to our Beatrix and play a very major role in getting her home. :-*

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Re: Beatrix Rescued in Texas
« Reply #40 on: March 27, 2016, 07:41 »
Carly, this phanatic wants to thank you so very much. So proud to have this forum as a means and way to acknowledge how much I appreciate what you have done to bring focus to our Beatrix and play a very major role in getting her home. :-*

You are very welcome!  I love her too  :-*

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Re: Beatrix Rescued in Texas
« Reply #41 on: March 27, 2016, 11:33 »
Carly, this phanatic wants to thank you so very much. So proud to have this forum as a means and way to acknowledge how much I appreciate what you have done to bring focus to our Beatrix and play a very major role in getting her home. :-*

Totally agree!

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Re: Beatrix Rescued in Texas
« Reply #42 on: March 28, 2016, 15:15 »
Beatrix got a clean bill of health from the ophthalmic specialist - her eyes and vision are fine.  Now she needs to spend a bit of time in a flight cage getting her wings under her.  The folks at the Rogers Wildlife Rehab Centre are very pleased and encouraged that she will soon be ready to come home soon.

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Re: Beatrix Rescued in Texas
« Reply #43 on: March 28, 2016, 15:51 »
This is wonderful news, TPC. Thanks for sharing!

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Re: Beatrix Rescued in Texas
« Reply #44 on: March 28, 2016, 18:27 »
What a relief!!  Couldn't ask for better news!   :-* ;D