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Offline birdbrain

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Re: Ontario / Kitchener - 2018 / Unknown
« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2018, 15:57 »
I sure hope heís ok.  It seems there is a shortage of happy peregrine stories this year.

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Re: Ontario / Kitchener - 2018 / Unknown
« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2018, 19:00 »
Just posted, Lucifer is dead  :'( :'( :'(

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It is with great sadness we have to announce that I just received a picture via text confirming the death of the Kitchener Peregrine Falcon that we released last week.

I am unsure on how or why he died at the moment.

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Re: Ontario / Kitchener - 2018 / Unknown
« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2018, 21:21 »
Oh no, thatís very sad.

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Re: Ontario / Kitchener - 2018 / Unknown
« Reply #18 on: September 19, 2018, 23:59 »
Just posted, Lucifer is dead  :'( :'( :'(

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It is with great sadness we have to announce that I just received a picture via text confirming the death of the Kitchener Peregrine Falcon that we released last week.

I am unsure on how or why he died at the moment.


Thank you to Carly and Alison for following Luciferís progress and posting the updates; Iím so sorry to hear that he was found deceased. :'(

Lucifer must have felt such relief to be able to fly so high and be free again, and I imagine he was anxious to be with his mate again ... but far too soon, it was all over ... :'(

And I can't help considering that Lucifer might have been in a fight with Mystery's new mate, though we may never know what actually caused of his death. However, if any further information should be found, I hope it will be shared here.

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Re: Ontario / Kitchener - 2018 / Unknown
« Reply #19 on: September 20, 2018, 16:37 »
If I hear anything I will most certainly update you here.  This loss is particularly heartbreaking because Lucifer was born at a bridge nest site and the survival rate there for offspring isn't very good.   Lucifer was the first offspring to be heard of surviving in the many years his dad Mac has been nesting at the bridge.   

I think he was released far too soon after that serious an injury and surgery but they were a small operation and didn't have the experience or means to keep him longer to get him back to peak condition - which I didn't find out until later.  And to be released in a hostile situation didn't help matters but it is what it is and nothing will bring him back.  If I had known that at the time I would have offered to pay to have him transferred to OWL who have rehabilitated many of our falcons but it is what it is.   

At least he died a free bird - that's what I console myself with.  He did leave behind 3 kids - very small and underweight but miracles do happen and maybe someday we will hear of one of them.  I am grateful that Mystery has a new mate, she went hungry many times trying to feed those babies in the relentless heat on her own.  It's thanks to her tenacity that they survived to fledge.  It can be such a hard life out there for them.
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Re: Ontario / Kitchener - 2018 / Unknown
« Reply #20 on: September 20, 2018, 16:41 »

If I hear anything I will most certainly update you here. 
« Last Edit: September 20, 2018, 16:45 by carly »