Wednesday
July
01
2015
8:50 pm
Weather

  Home
  Local News
  State / National / World
  Sports
  Opinion / Letters
  Business
  Arts / Entertainment
  Lifestyle
  Obituaries
  Calendar
  Submit Event
  Comics / Games
  Classifieds
  DJ Designers
  Archives
  Advertise With Us
  About Us
 
 
 
 
Falcon found over summer released after procedure
November 11, 2013, 05:00 AM Bay City News Service

SAN MATEO — A falcon that was found near San Francisco International Airport in July was released this week from the Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA facility following a successful feather implant procedure, officials said.

The peregrine falcon was found grounded near SFO by a passerby in obvious need of care on July 31 and the humane society determined the bird suffered mild head trauma, officials said.

Humane society workers provided stabilizing care and anti-inflammatory medication to the falcon. The bird lost some of its flight feathers, and the humane society called in help to care for the falcon, which needed an imp procedure to attach feathers, according to officials.

Seven new feathers were added and the procedure took less than 30 minutes. The falcon had excellent flight skills upon being released Thursday, officials said.

 

 

Tags: falcon, humane, society, officials, procedure, feathers,


Other stories from today:

 

 
Print this Page Print this Page  |  Bookmark and Share
<< Back
 
Return To Archives
 
  


 
 
 
Daily Journal Quick Poll
 
How will you be spending the Fourth of July?

Out and about at public gatherings
At home with friends and family
Out of town
At someone else's house
Hiding in my house

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ex-state senator Leland Yee pleads guilty to racketeering in California
SAN FRANCISCO — An ex-California state senator pleaded guilty Wednesday to a racketeering charge i..
California cities show biggest water savings yet in drought
SACRAMENTO — California water regulators say cities showed their best drought conservation yet by ..
Greece proceeds with vote plan as creditors rebuff overture
ATHENS, Greece — Greece's government pressed ahead Wednesday with its plan to put austerity measur..
Obama: US embassy in Havana marks 'new chapter' in Cuba ties
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba will reopen their e..
Caltrain delayed by death on tracks
A Caltrain struck and killed a woman in Belmont this morning, according to a transit agency spokeswo..
More >>  
 
 
  
 
  
 
©2015 San Mateo Daily Journal
Burlingame news