Monday, February 23, 2015

Famous name

Not the bird, just the name. This beautiful adult male Prairie Falcon was found on his back in a yard on McCullough Dr. east of Cody. Of course his name is DAVID. He doesn't write books either. He doesn't have any fractures but does have a small cut in the underside of his right wing. That area is bruised too.

He also wasn't able to stand when I picked him up but now he's getting closer to doing so. With a temperature of only +1 this morning it's no wonder he was a bit stiff. I have no idea what caused the wound, possibly hit a window when chasing a meal. He's in my warm rodent house for now and will be moved to a larger pen when he's ready.

UPDATE: I'm saddened to say that this beautiful young bird died during the night. He was found early in the morning but I have no idea when his injuries occurred. It was near zero degrees and he was found on his back. That, combined with the damage, probably contributed to his death. So sad.

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