06122019 Peregrine Falcon "Jojo" - 1
We received a call from Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control on Monday evening, June 10, 2019. They thought they had just picked up one of the peregrine falcon chicks from the AEP building as the bird has leg bands. It was picked up in a small parking area, near a dumpster, which is approximately 75 feet from the base of the AEP building.
Upon arrival at the FWACC facility on Tuesday the 11th, I found that they did indeed have one of the chicks and it was M49, a female that was named Jojo. The chicks were banded and named on May 24, 2019. We had a powerful weather front, with strong winds, move through Fort Wayne on Monday the 10th so we suspect that while stretching her wings, she was swept up in the powerful current and, thankfully, landed in a semi protected area.
She was immediately taken to Pine Valley Veterinary Clinic to see Dr. Funnell who, upon examination, found her to be at a good weight and with no injuries. Radiographs were also taken and were within normal limits. She was picked up and immediately transported back to the AEP Building. We were escorted to the roof and were greeted by Moxie and Jamie who, from their sounds, were anxious to have their wandering youngster back. As you can tell from the video, Jojo was more than happy to express her displeasure at the events of the last 24 hours and was happy to tell Mom and Dad all about it!
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