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Archive for February, 2012

A Short and Very Sweet Update on Beauty – 2/25/12

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

We actually received this update yesterday, but due to the RFalconcam Website being incommunicado, this is a day late. Sorry about that.

Weekly Update from Barbara Loucks, NYS DEC:

“Beauty is doing very well. The blood work came back normal and her eyes are fine. The wing is looking good, but there is still a bit of healing to be done on the inside of the wing where there is an irritation. She will be put in a larger 18 foot flight cage some time next week to see how she does. Hopefully she will be releasable in the next couple of weeks.”

This is great news! All of your lighted candles and thoughts and prayers are working. Thank you!

So what will happen when she is released? No one knows what will happen. She may return to Rochester, like Mariah did. Or she may not. We will all just have to wait and see.

Many thanks to Barbara Loucks for keeping us updated on Beauty’s progress and all the other folks caring for Beauty.

Thanks to all of you too!

ROC the Day Results Are In!

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012


Well, the results are in. ROC the Day was a huge success for the Rochester Falconcam and GVAS.

Because of all of you, the Rochester Falconcam raised nearly $1,500! Plus GVAS & Rfalconcam were one of four nonprofit groups chosen to receive an extra $5,000 from the Rochester Area Community Foundation. 80% ($4,000) of this will go to the Rochester Falconcam to help keep the cameras running, bringing our total from ROC the Day up to $5,500!

Remember that the next ROC the Day will be held on December 12, 2012. 🙂

Thanks everyone!

Beauty Update – 2/16/12

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Update on Beauty from Barbara Loucks, NYS DEC

The peregrine is doing pretty well, and still eating on its own.

The blood work reveals that the kidneys are showing some effects of possible dehydration, which needs to be looked into further. They are repeating the blood work on Monday and we should know more after those results come in.

An Update On Beauty’s Condition – 2/14/12

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Our thanks to Barbara Loucks of the NYS DEC for this update on Beauty’s condition.

“Based on a conversation I had with the vet staff this morning. The bird is doing fine, eating well on day old chicks, pheasants, etc.

X-Rays revealed no apparent fractures. The bird is holding the wing that was drooping fine now. There is also an abrasion under the wing that should heal ok. The vision in the injured eye appears to be ok. There are several abrasions on the lid which need to heal. So the bird needs time. They are waiting for some blood work; I may hear about that tomorrow and will let you know when I do.

Hopefully this bird will be releasable. It will be moved to a larger aviary as a first step; not sure when, probably soon. We haven’t decided where it would be released yet.”

Many thanks to Barbara for sharing this update on Beauty’s condition.

As we receive updates, we will share them with you.

Update on Beauty’s Condition – 2/13/12

Monday, February 13th, 2012

June Summer’s has been in contact with the rehabber that is currently caring for Beauty and the DEC today.

Beauty is in stable condition and the Vet here in Rochester is conferring with the DEC’s Falcon expert in Albany. So, she is getting very good care.

At this time, we do not have any specifics of what her injuries are. As soon as we learn anything more, we will let you know.

All of us here at Rochester Falconcam are very concerned for Beauty’s welfare and hope that she heals quickly. We know how hard it is to wait for news of Beauty’s progress. Thank you for your patience.

Beauty Found Injured – Downtown Rochester (2/10/12)

Friday, February 10th, 2012

We are sorry to report that Beauty, the resident female nesting on the Times Square Bldg in Downtown Rochester, was found on the ground near the Xerox Tower. She was taken to a local rehabber, where she is being checked over and will receive the care she needs.

The DEC has been notified as well as June Summers of the Genesee Valley Audubon. Since Beauty is an endangered species in New York State, she is under the protection of the DEC.

At this time, we do not know the extent of her injuries.

As soon as we hear anything, we will post it here.

We here at Rochester Falconcam hope that Beauty heals quickly and soon graces the sky above Rochester once again.

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