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Offline Jo

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Re: Beatrix Rescued in Texas
« Reply #45 on: March 28, 2016, 22:17 »
Good to hear that Beatrix's eyes are fine. Thank you for the update TPC

Carly, thank you for spotting Beatrix on FB!


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Re: Beatrix Rescued in Texas
« Reply #46 on: March 28, 2016, 22:41 »
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.

This is such good news!
If she is flown back to Winnipeg, will she be placed in her old West Winnipeg nest box, TPC?
I'm thinking not since it could be quite the conundrum, with Faith hanging out there.  :-\

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Re: Beatrix Rescued in Texas
« Reply #47 on: March 29, 2016, 09:35 »
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.

This is such good news!
If she is flown back to Winnipeg, will she be placed in her old West Winnipeg nest box, TPC?
I'm thinking not since it could be quite the conundrum, with Faith hanging out there.  :-\

Not sure what we will be doing for Beatrix's release - will need to see how she does in the flight cage in Texas - make sure she's strong enough.  One thing I can say is that we won't be returning her directly to the nestbox, not with Faith there, but probably not even if Faith wasn't there.  Unlike the chicks who we try to get back to Mom and Dad after they've been injured, we need to give Beatrix the opportunity to get her wings under her and let her come in at her own speed.  Last thing we want is to facilitate either Faith or Beatrix being injured over a territorial dispute.  May happen whatever we do, but we don't need to help them do it.  At this point, we are all in a holding pattern - Beatrix, Faith and the Project.

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Re: Beatrix Rescued in Texas
« Reply #48 on: March 29, 2016, 23:34 »
That's what I was thinking, TPC. Certainly don't want to see a territorial dispute, where one or both of these females gets injured. Especially not after all that Beatrix has gone through.

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Re: Beatrix Rescued in Texas
« Reply #49 on: March 30, 2016, 09:50 »
TPC, is it possible she can be brought home and placed at the Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre until she can be released?


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Re: Beatrix Rescued in Texas
« Reply #50 on: March 30, 2016, 11:15 »
TPC, is it possible she can be brought home and placed at the Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre until she can be released? 

I had the same thought.


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Re: Beatrix Rescued in Texas
« Reply #51 on: March 30, 2016, 12:54 »
TPC, is it possible she can be brought home and placed at the Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre until she can be released? 

I had the same thought. 

We are going to see how she does in the flight cages in Texas which will tell us if there is a need for a long recuperation.  What I can tell you is that she has decided that she doesn't want to be the calm little darling anymore, with is a good sign that she is raring to get going!  If she were to need a long recuperation then we would certainly consider rehabbing her up here as that will give us time to put together all the federal and international permits required to transport her across state, provincial and international borders.  But before we get to Plan J, lets see how she does in the flight cage for a few days - she's only been there for a day and a bit after close to 10 days in a small unit inside the hospital itself. 

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Re: Beatrix Rescued in Texas
« Reply #52 on: March 30, 2016, 14:26 »

Thank you for the explanation regarding Beatrix, TPC.

Is there now a good possibility of Beatrix being released in Texas - with the hope that she may successfully complete her journey back to Winnipeg?


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Re: Beatrix Rescued in Texas
« Reply #53 on: March 31, 2016, 20:21 »

Thank you for the explanation regarding Beatrix, TPC.

Is there now a good possibility of Beatrix being released in Texas - with the hope that she may successfully complete her journey back to Winnipeg?

That's one option Burdi - would give her time to shake off the cobwebs and hunt on her way north.

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Re: Beatrix Rescued in Texas
« Reply #54 on: April 01, 2016, 09:25 »
I became curious about flight cages upon hearing Beatrix would be placed in one so I did a google search and saw this video. It shows fledglings being rehabilitated but I'm sure it is close to what Beatrix will endure.

https://vimeo.com/145195570

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Re: Beatrix Rescued in Texas
« Reply #55 on: April 01, 2016, 13:26 »
For those of you looking at the weather forecast and seeing snow and strong winds over the next couple of days, don't worry, Beatrix isn't quite ready to return to the wind quite yet.

Which is nice timing as it may be that Ty has returned and is in the process of evicting Faith from the West Wpg nestbox.  Don't know for sure, but from the bombing runs we were watching this morning, it seems like a pretty good bet.  Have to ID the bird yet to say for sure but fingers crossed.

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Re: Beatrix Rescued in Texas
« Reply #56 on: April 01, 2016, 22:18 »
« Last Edit: April 01, 2016, 22:22 by Alison »

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Re: Beatrix Rescued in Texas
« Reply #57 on: April 02, 2016, 05:34 »
 :) Thanks so much for sharing this Alison. She is such a beauty. Hope she and Ty can reunite soon.

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Re: Beatrix Rescued in Texas
« Reply #58 on: April 02, 2016, 10:34 »
Great to see them experiencing our bird!  Sure is funny how they can't get her name the same twice in that news clip. 

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Re: Beatrix Rescued in Texas
« Reply #59 on: April 03, 2016, 15:39 »
For those of you looking at the weather forecast and seeing snow and strong winds over the next couple of days, don't worry, Beatrix isn't quite ready to return to the wind quite yet.

So good to hear more about Beatrix and the outlook for her return to Winnipeg. Look forward to hearing that she's fully recuperated and released for her flight home!