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.