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Friday, July 02, 2010

If anyone read my previous entry about the falcon, I am sorry to report that the bird did not make it. The bone that was broken was the equivalent of a human collar bone and permenantly prevented the bird from ever being able to fly again. So, the raptor recovery center had to end its life :(

They said that things like this happen frequently to birds - we just rarely see it. Apparently, it's pretty easy for a bird to fly into a wire or hit a tree branch just right and sustain an injury that can't be overcome. You can see in the pictures that the birds eye was also injured, so it must have hit something pretty hard.

It was a privilidge to try to help this beautiful animal - too bad it didn't make it.
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SQUIRRELY_GIRL 7/8/2010 1:14PM

    Mike, I am sorry the falcon didn't make it. I see this regularly at Wildcare. Most of our injured patients are impact victims, poisoning victims or fish hook victims. Unfortunately, a lot of birds with broken wings don't make it. It is the hardest part of my volunteer job, but all the ones we save and re-release make it worth it. Thank you for trying. So many people would leave the animal without help. The world needs more caring people like you!!

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NESSAGIRL67 7/4/2010 12:06PM

    I'm sorry to hear about the bird. Thanks for sharing with us.

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MOMMIEHAMPTON 7/3/2010 11:45PM

    emoticon THIS IS SO SAD...I AM SORRY THAT YOU LOSS THE BIRD...U DID WHAT YOU COULD, KEEP DOING WHAT YOU ARE DOING...WHAT YOU DO STILL MAKES A GREAT DIFFERENCE :)

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MCGS62 7/2/2010 4:19PM

    emoticon I'm sorry to hear that the bird died. But is wonderful to know that their are kind hearted people that are willing to make an effort!

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29ANDHOLDINGON 7/2/2010 2:43PM

    I'm really sorry. The bird is still amazing and I know you'll think about it for the years to come. You did step up and do what was possible for him. Some day you will be sharing this story with the grandchildren and telling them how this experience helped you in some way -or how this experience helped you save another amazing animal. :)

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