Friday, August 16, 2013
At 10:40 this morning ROXANNE flew off to begin the rest of her life. She came to IBR on December 7th last year after being hit by a car near Meeteetse. Luckily a gentleman came along right after it happened, gathered her up and called me. She had a mid-shaft fracture of her right humerus. The surgery to repair that break was on 12/11 and then the long healing process began.
She spent some time in a smaller mew then on February 19th of this year she went into the large eagle flight barn for needed exercise. It took a while but by May she was flying high enough and strong enough to make it to the tower at one end of the barn. Then in June she made it all the way to the high wall perch!
Today she flew off with strength and determination so I have high hopes she will become a very accomplished bird of prey, find a mate, if she wants one, and raise beautiful babies.