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Offline Alison

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Re: News: Peregrines
« Reply #225 on: September 09, 2018, 09:45 »
September 8 update on Phoenix. What a sweet and beautiful falcon she is.



Today, Ferdinand Baer took our Phoenix to the veterinarian again for pain treatment. Unfortunately, it turned out that the skin on the wing also shows burns. But at least she was able to keep down the food she was given yesterday. Her condition continues to worry us greatly. In this context, a heartfelt thank you to the practice of Dr. Cronenberg, from whom Phoenix receives medication.

And a short video:

https://video.mittelbayerische.de/region/regensburg/vogelschuetzer-bangen-um-phoenix-23815-vid61708.html

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Re: News: Peregrines
« Reply #226 on: September 09, 2018, 09:49 »
This morning's update on Phoenix, which is an encouraging one:

The fate of our falcon, Phoenix, is very important to many. A king of the skies is robbed from one second to the next of his vital flying ability. Therefore, I am very pleased to publish today's picture of her. She is agile and her appetite is increasing. This gives reason to hope that it could not have come to heavy gas poisoning.



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Re: News: Peregrines
« Reply #227 on: September 10, 2018, 07:48 »
Very encouraging!!   Thanks again.

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Re: News: Peregrines
« Reply #228 on: September 12, 2018, 10:08 »
Update on Phoenix this morning, September 12:

Meanwhile, our Phoenix was allowed to move into an outdoor enclosure. However, she still needs a lot of rest to recover from the hardship and stress she has endured. Tomorrow, she will visit the veterinarian again to check the status of her health. It is very positive that she eats well independently, and has already gained 90 grams of weight. However, she has to reach over 800 grams, and she is not there yet.

 

She has made an incredible amount of progress in just ten days. I know she will be in care for a very long time, but it is very clear that she is determined to recover. I believe she can do it.

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Re: News: Peregrines
« Reply #229 on: September 21, 2018, 15:00 »
On September 14, there was word that Phoenix's visit to the veterinarian had gone well, and that she was continuing to improve.

On September 19, the news was not so good. Phoenix's condition was described as stable, but she was not eating well. She was being examined regularly, and those caring for her continued to hope that she would recover.

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Re: News: Peregrines
« Reply #230 on: September 21, 2018, 15:18 »
This morning brought the worst possible news from Regensburg.

Unfortunately, today I have sad news. Last night, the health of our Phoenix deteriorated rapidly. She could no longer keep food down, and became weaker and weaker. Ferdinand, our head of the bird station, drove her immediately to the vet, but there was no way to save her. There were, as we feared at first, severe internal injuries in the gastrointestinal tract, which were probably caused by the heat, or even by toxins or chemical burns. This, of course, is very bitter, especially for those who have been intensively concerned about the recovery of Phoenix. Thanks again to all of you who have generously sent donations to us. Such setbacks hurt, but do not dampen our zeal and commitment to nature and animals in emergency situations. We cannot allow ourselves to grieve for a very long time, because the next patients are waiting for our help. Thank you for your interest and your support!!

I had so much hoped that Phoenix was going to recover. This beautiful and courageous peregrine fought so valiantly to survive, and for a while she seemed to be winning her battle.  :'( :'(

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Re: News: Peregrines
« Reply #231 on: September 21, 2018, 21:36 »
How very sad.  Rest in peace Phoenix  :'(

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Re: News: Peregrines
« Reply #232 on: September 27, 2018, 11:29 »
This one I can't put on the Forum, the photos are just too lovely & large, you need to see them on the Nat Geo website!!


Inside a Sheikh's Plan to Protect the World's Fastest Animal
National Geographic - October 2018
Raising and training falcons in captivity can help conserve these beloved symbols of the Arabian Peninsula.
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2018/10/protecting-falcons-worlds-fastest-animal/


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Re: News: Peregrines
« Reply #233 on: September 28, 2018, 18:08 »
That was a great read, TPC!  What gorgeous pictures of gorgeous birds.