A Quick Update on Mariah

Mike Allen sends this report from the Veterinary technician caring for Mariah:

The Dr. was here yesterday and checked her over thoroughly. Her wing web is healing nicely and the neck wound is totally scabbed over. We trimmed off some of that flap of loose skin in the top of the wing and it is healing underneath. He will be back next Tuesday and said after that Mariah will be ready to go into an outdoor mew to stretch her wings and exercise.

Yet more good news!

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37 Responses to “A Quick Update on Mariah”

  1. Kris G. says:

    This is really good news! Thanks for the update!

  2. Brenda says:

    Glad to hear that Mariah is recovering well. Hopefully it won’t be long till shes in the skies again. This is great news ! Also, thank you for all the updates.!

  3. Karyn aka Rickabob says:

    Wonderful news…thanks for the update. I’m sorry to say that I just can’t replace in my heart Mariah and Kaver. I read with not as much enthusiasm about the new couple but it just does not get it for me.

  4. Deborah A Haynes says:

    Thank you for the info. I have been following the adventures of Mariah and Kaver for three years now, and yes, I do miss seeing the Eyases, I do look forward to reading more about Mariah. With the arrivial of Beauty, perhaps she too will be back next year with more offspring.

  5. Kathy says:

    Thank you for the update, happy to hear she is progressing so well. You know perhaps this forced rest will make her stronger than ever, she’s been fighting to stay alive and raising babies and recovering from injuries on the fly – now it’s her turn to be taken care of :) .

  6. Genia J says:

    Wonderful news! I check in everyday just waiting for an update! Thanks so much for the updates, information and great job everyone did. My heart belongs to Mariah too, it has certain been a strange year without Cavier and the new falcons and all, but life does go on and I’m so glad she is on the mend and the falcons are doing what falcons do, wish it hadn’t been to her.

  7. Beth says:

    That’s wonderful news! Miriah and Kaver will always hold a special place in my heart. This has been a hard year for all of us.

  8. Kathy V says:

    So glad to hear, M is doing great. She love being able to stretch her wings.Thanks.

  9. Kathy V says:

    I agree, its M’s turn to be taken care of, and she just might be stronger.
    Also I agree that its just not the same with M&K out of the picture (so to speak).They have become very important to me, and I miss seeing them and their babies. I do wish the other pair well though, can’t dismiss them.

  10. Paul says:

    Great news!
    Thanks again, Jess and Mike.

  11. Alison in Indiana says:

    We would undoubtedly feel closer to Archer and Beauty-Whatever if they had obliged us by laying eggs in the box with three cameras. We all missed Cabot Sirocco terribly, but watching Kaver made us attached to him as well – the new pair do not have the benefit of familiarity to those of us who cannot stand in the streets of Rochester and watch them go about their daily business.

  12. Cyn R says:

    That is wonderful news……

  13. Maureen in MA says:

    Great news! Thank you for that update!!

    @Alison in Indiana – said perfectly!

  14. Terry in Putnam, CT says:

    Thank you for the update. Always a good day when I hear good news about Mariah.

  15. Barb C says:

    Thanks for the update. Mariah has to be the most sensible and adaptable bird on earth. God Bless Her.

  16. Dick C. says:

    I’ve watched with interest the comments and updates on Mariah and Quest.
    I can’t help but think of the the old Elton John song “the circle of Life” I believe it has meaning here. everything has its time. I hope Mariah heals quickly and is releassed into the wild again. I like the previous idea of Letchworth park, can the DEC determine if there is a pair down there?

  17. Frank says:

    Just a thought, when Mariah is well enough to be set free bring her to the new nest box with some food.
    Maybe that would accustom her to the new site? Would any of the professionals care to comment?
    This new season shows how fragile nature is as well as how lucky we were to experience the many years at the Kodak site.

  18. bev. says:

    This is great news. i will continue to pray for this marvelous raptor.

    thanks Jess and Mike for the updates.
    What Barb C says is true.

    Mariah as tough as she is, had the good smarts and sense to know that she needed help and has accepted it with the grace that has always been Mariah.

  19. June Kogut says:

    Ditto Alison, Barb C and Bev. I hardly need to say anything except to add that I check in every day (more than once usually). I am so grateful when there are updates and new data…And I do miss being able to see into the “nusery” at will …,sort of without bothering anyone.

    CHEERS Mariah !!! ;-}

  20. Pam in Troy says:

    Great to hear about Mariah’s progress! I am glad that she is accepting help and not fighting off her caregivers. I also miss the “windows into the world” of Rochester falcons that we’ve enjoyed for several years. This has been a tough year…I hope that all goes well for the rest of it!

  21. Barb says:

    That is GREAT news about Mariah. I am so glad she is healing. Its a happy day when we get an update. She is such an amazing, strong adaptable bird.
    Now if there would just be some (good) news about Quest, it would make my day.

    Thanks to all of you who keep us informed.

  22. Pirkko says:

    Wonderful news about Mariah! I, too, check every day, just in case …

  23. Maggie says:

    Thanks so much for the update, and thanks to all who are caring for her.

  24. June Kogut says:

    Some where along the way I lost the info about making a contribution to help Mariah. Could someone relate that again,please? I DO so thank the people caring for her and would like to make a more significant (substantial) contribution.

  25. Susan says:

    Thanks for keeping us informed. I too miss checking day by day on Mariah, Kaver, and the new little ones. Watching the remarkable progress they made each and every day. I am glad I have many many pictures downloaded during past years to continually look at to brighten my days -STILL.

  26. Betsy Whelehan - OHIO says:

    I have watched in awe over the past 5 years and I always amazed at our wildlife. Thanks to all who keep up the sight. thanks for making me at home while I am so far for Rochester.

  27. Kathy V says:

    Yes, I would like to know if and where could I help with Mariah’s upkeep.

  28. Alison in Indiana says:

    We were told that the DEC was picking up the tab for Mariah’s rehabilitation, but a donation to the GVAS is always appreciated. Check under Sponsorship at the top of this page. Down in the left hand corner is the GVAS logo if a donation to the falconcam project is not sufficiently close to birds. The donation (tax deductable) information is below all the links to the Imprints articles on the right.

  29. Alison in Indiana says:

    Thank-you, Carol P, for the watch report on FalconWatch. Somehow I do not feel that there is a scrape with eggs this year. But that is just me, and I will be delighted to be proven wrong. I have been before.

  30. Kathy says:

    I agree with Karyn! I am having a hard time accepting Mariah & Kaver not being together or here. My heart feels empty and my desire to check each day on the new pair is just not there.

  31. Audrey (London UK) says:

    So pleased that Mariah is well and truly on the mend. Cannot wait for the next update. Although I watch many webcams, Mariah & Kaver stole my heart completely, possibly because they were the first ones I ever watched, but the sheer delight of watching them can never, ever, be bettered. When Mariah is eventually sorted I shall probably sing a chorus of ‘They Call The Wind Mariah’…an old Frankie Laine…………so, here’s hoping for the good news soon.

  32. Alison in Indiana says:

    It may date me, but I think of Rufus Smith on Broadway http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCgLNuXSaSc
    Or Harve Presnell in the Hollywood version ;-)

  33. Linda from Jamestown ND says:

    I am so happy that Mariah is on the mend, and I’m sure she’ll love being outside in the mew to stretch her beautiful wings. My big concern is if she’s released on her own, can she survive another like by Archer and Beauty again? She would be flying the skies close to them, which could be an invitation for another attack. That scares the heck out of me. Wish she could be in a large enclosed area at a zoo, along with a mate, and be safe the rest of her days.

  34. Linda from Jamestown ND says:

    I meant, can she survive another attack by Archer and Beauty.

  35. Claire-M. from Qu├ębec city says:

    I haven’t checked in lately and … well, I’m sad of the news I read about Mariah. She is a great falcon. An important falcon whose life has been documented for more than 11 years. One I’ll remember for ever. Now that her life has been saved by a human intervention, I wonder if she should be released in the wild after she is back to health. In the normal course of wildlife, she would have eventually been killed by Beauty and Archer and for us that would have been the end of an era. If she lost that fight she would also loose others if she is released. She is now an old bird and I think that humans are now responsible to give her the best retirement facility possible to keep her happy till the end of her days. That is said with tears in my eyes, because I somewhat feel that she’s been robbed of a normal falcon death and I don’t how if she can be happy in captivity after the good life she had as a dominant female in her territory.

    I wish to thank all the people involved in bringing to my world the possibility of watching during 3 seasons (2005-2006-2007) everyday, hours by hours, Mariah and Kaver raising their brood.

  36. BZ says:

    Hoping for an update. It would be great to hear that Mariah has been ok’d for a move to an outdoor enclosure so she can stretch those beautiful wings of hers.

  37. Betsy Whelehan - OHIO says:

    Can anyone tell what ever happened to Diamonte? No info is noted anywhere?