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Offline Alison

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Re: Beatrix Rescued in Texas
« Reply #60 on: April 06, 2016, 20:43 »
Another news video of Beatrix, with some great close-ups of her. She is so beautiful.

GCG, you were asking about flight cages. In this video, you can see the outdoor flights at Rogers Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.

http://kxan.com/2016/03/29/falcon-injured-in-north-texas-expected-to-go-home-soon/

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Re: Beatrix Rescued in Texas
« Reply #61 on: April 07, 2016, 23:34 »
From the sound of this news story, Beatrix is going to be released for her flight home. Not coming on a plane after all. Will she really make it back to Winnipeg in time to nest this season, TPC? ???

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Re: Beatrix Rescued in Texas
« Reply #62 on: April 08, 2016, 04:35 »
Thank you Alison for sharing this video and exciting news about her progress. Anticipation builds.

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Re: Beatrix Rescued in Texas
« Reply #63 on: April 12, 2016, 11:42 »
Texas has been hit with another severe/hail storm. Keep Beatrix safe, fly her home first class!

http://globalnews.ca/news/2633149/watch-green-clouds-tennis-ball-sized-hail-ravage-parts-of-texas/?sf24204007=1
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Re: Beatrix Rescued in Texas
« Reply #64 on: April 12, 2016, 19:33 »
Good grief!  I do hope we can get her home safely.

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Re: Beatrix Rescued in Texas
« Reply #65 on: April 13, 2016, 08:07 »
Spoke with the Texas rehab folks and she doing well flying on the horizontal but still needs more work being able to fly upwards - they would like her to be able to get a bit higher (over 10 feet) with ease - that would assure them any bruising to the soft tissue around her shoulders has resolved itself.  If she got bonked in the head by hail, her shoulders likely got bonked/bruised (no breaks found her remember) as well.  Vertical flight is tough - takes a lot of skill and strength to do - she has the skill but with a bruised shoulder, she would need time to get back to full strength.  She's eating 2 quail a day and her weight is right up there were it should be.  Fortunately, she's a smaller female peregrine - I think I mentioned that when she first came in, they though she was a he by the size.  Anyway, this is why rehab for birds is a slow process, lots of waiting and watching.  All is going good and they are confident she's going to be re-released it is just a case of when.  We really are still early days in the nesting season so she's still find for raising a family if she's released in the next month and if she misses this nesting season, there is always next year and the extra time recuperating improves the odds she will be back to nest again. 

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Re: Beatrix Rescued in Texas
« Reply #66 on: April 13, 2016, 19:24 »
Thank you for the update.

Sounds like she's in very good hands.

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Re: Beatrix Rescued in Texas
« Reply #67 on: April 14, 2016, 11:16 »
Yes, thank you, she seems to be receiving excellent care.

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Re: Beatrix Rescued in Texas
« Reply #68 on: April 14, 2016, 17:30 »
Just a brief update - Beatrix's vertical flight is improving!!

Offline irenekl

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Re: Beatrix Rescued in Texas
« Reply #69 on: April 15, 2016, 16:41 »
 :)

Offline susha

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Re: Beatrix Rescued in Texas
« Reply #70 on: April 20, 2016, 20:37 »
Any word from Dallas, TPC?

Offline carly

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Re: Beatrix Rescued in Texas
« Reply #71 on: April 21, 2016, 20:19 »
Any word from Dallas, TPC?

They've declared a state of emergency down there due to rains and flooding  :-\

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Re: Beatrix Rescued in Texas
« Reply #72 on: April 21, 2016, 21:14 »
Yikes!  That's not good for flyers!

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Re: Beatrix Rescued in Texas
« Reply #73 on: April 22, 2016, 19:00 »
There is major flooding in the Houston area - that's where the state of emergency is.  Dallas-Fort Worth is north of there.

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Re: Beatrix Rescued in Texas
« Reply #74 on: April 23, 2016, 04:31 »
I have a relative in the area and thought this would be a problem for release. In addition, this is in tornado alley and the season is beginning.