Jupiter Found Injured, Now in Rehab

Jupiter was found walking the streets of downtown Rochester, Sunday evening, August 4th. Fortunately, someone who knew that he was a Peregrine Falcon called our falcon watchers, who picked him up and took him to a local rehab center.

He was x-rayed by a veterinarian who found that Jupiter had a broken coracoid bone in his shoulder. The other shoulder might have a soft tissue injury that also needs rest.

Jupiter will be at the rehab center for three to four weeks while he rests and recovers.

June Summers
President
Genesee Valley Audubon Society

Jupiter at Rehab Dana

These pictures of Jupiter were taken before he was injured.

Jupiter on City Hall CarolJupiter on City Hall Dana

11 Responses to “Jupiter Found Injured, Now in Rehab”

  1. patsy6 says:

    Here’s to a speedy recovery to health for Jupiter. I’m glad he was found and rescued quickly.

  2. Kris G. says:

    I’m so glad he was found! Thanks to all involved and, hopefully, he’ll be flying free once again!

  3. Sage K says:

    So glad Jupiter has been found and is on the road to recovery! Get well, Jupiter!

    Thanks to all involved in the rescue and rehab!

  4. kathy says:

    I am grateful to the person(s) that found him and did the right thing by getting him help. Heal up little buddy!

  5. Denise says:

    Thank God for the Person who found him and turned him over to get the help he needs.

  6. Joyce says:

    Although the injury of Jupiter and loss of Donna leaves us with a sting on the memories of our 2019 season, I want to share some beautiful thoughts from CPF watcher Rob after the loss of one of their juveniles this week… “We know that aside from the actual fledge watch that there is nothing in our control with any of these birds. We can still love them in a unique way, being their silent baby sitters for many days during those first flights and even in the weeks after. We can be sad at the loss of one. We will always hold out hope for the others still out there.”

  7. Alison in Indiana says:

    I have been looking though the reports trying to find a mention of seeing three juvies and was unsuccessful. Two are accounted for and two are status unknown (I cannot be sure about today, because the forum will not open up for me to read.)
    I am glad Jupiter will live to fly another day. It is hard to watch these brave and beautiful young creatures optimistically when one knows the first year mortality statistics…

  8. Shaky says:

    It’s been quite some time since any juvies were seen.

    As for the Forum, it was working on August 15 when you reported having difficulty reading it. However, on August 17, the Forum suffered a mysterious catastrophic failure. Every attempt over the weekend to identify the root cause was unsuccessful.

  9. Alison in Indiana says:

    What ever you (and the group) decide about the Forum is going to be fine with me – “you da man”

  10. Alison in Indiana says:

    posted August 30th: from Shaky: I just spoke with June. Jupiter is recovering nicely. He’s in a flight cage and flying well. Wing positions look good, and he has a good appetite.