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Offline Kinderchick

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Re: Beatrix Rescued in Texas
« Reply #77 on: May 07, 2016, 13:59 »
Any more news of Beatrix?
Will she be released back into the wild?
I guess it's too late for her to nest this year.
And anyway, her Winnipeg nest has been taken over by Faith this year.

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Re: Beatrix Rescued in Texas
« Reply #76 on: April 23, 2016, 17:36 »
Perfectly good question GCG - so far they have had some storms blow through and she is recovering but they want her stronger before she's re-released.  And they are the ones who are dealing with her day-to-day so we rely on their assessment.  And they have been consulting with rehabbers up here so there are lots of folks with lots of experience keeping an eye on her progress.

I will be sure to let folks know when we get closer to her release!  :)

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Re: Beatrix Rescued in Texas
« Reply #75 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.

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Re: Beatrix Rescued in Texas
« Reply #74 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 #73 on: April 21, 2016, 21:14 »
Yikes!  That's not good for flyers!

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Re: Beatrix Rescued in Texas
« Reply #72 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 #71 on: April 20, 2016, 20:37 »
Any word from Dallas, TPC?

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Re: Beatrix Rescued in Texas
« Reply #70 on: April 15, 2016, 16:41 »
 :)

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Re: Beatrix Rescued in Texas
« Reply #69 on: April 14, 2016, 17:30 »
Just a brief update - Beatrix's vertical flight is improving!!

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Re: Beatrix Rescued in Texas
« Reply #68 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 #67 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 #66 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 #65 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 #64 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
« Last Edit: April 12, 2016, 12:09 by GCG »

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Re: Beatrix Rescued in Texas
« Reply #63 on: April 08, 2016, 04:35 »
Thank you Alison for sharing this video and exciting news about her progress. Anticipation builds.