09252019-Peregrine Falcon-01

Location of Rescue: 
Topeka, IN
Admission Date: 
Cause of Admission: 
Broken left radius and ulna via gunshot
UPDATE: 11/16/2019 - This spirited bird was released in northern Indiana!

Once again, I was sitting on my back porch, enjoying the weather and ready to have a drink when Lynne called.  She must know when I get ready to sit and enjoy the end of a day.  She indicated that there was what appeared to be a Redtail/Peregrine sitting in the callers back yard and that it had not moved all day. it was hard to identify from the picture they sent.


This was in Topeka, about 50 miles northwest of FW .  When I arrived the bird was sitting on some wood on the side of their shed.  In approaching it, he began to move around their yard, quite quickly by the way.  He fell in the lake near there house a couple of times.  Finally I retrieved a large sheet, utilized the folks present as a type of wall, waited until he tried to climb back on logs on the other side of the shed and finally secured him.


 Kat identified him at the ICU, a juvenile  Peregrine Falcon.  Beautiful bird.  Again its in my prayers to heal successfully and be returned to mother nature.

09/26/19 Initial evaluation of this very strong and feisty bird was a broken left radius and ulna. It has been taken to the veterinarian today for xrays and further examination and evaluation

09/29/19 After its complete examination, it was discovered that this falcon had been shot. The DNR has been notified. This bird was moved to one of our experience volunteer's home for one on one treatment

10/21/2019 This falcon is recovering, eating well and gaining strength

10/27/19 This falcon has been moved to our rehabilitation facility. It will start creance flying soon. This is when a bird is tethered to a rope and allowed to fly. It allows us to determine the birds ability to be released

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