Meet Kisa, a Peregrine falcon...
Kisa, a Peregrine falcon (Falco peregrines), was found on the ground in a field in Rancho Palos Verdes. She can no longer fly due to a bullet still in her shoulder. The veterinarian decided that it was too risky to remove it, as the procedure might damage more muscles and tendons in the shoulder area. She will never fly again. Peregrine falcons are the fastest animals on earth. We adopted Kisa from South Bay Wildlife Rehab in Rancho Palos Verdes, at 9 months old in January of 2011. It takes Peregrines three years to reach adulthood. Kisa is a full adult as of Spring 2013. http://www.eyesinthesky.org/birds/kisa
Eyes in the Sky (EITS) has been Santa Barbara Audubon’s key wildlife education program since 2000. It features seven birds of prey that serve as education ambassadors. All were rescued and rehabilitated but, due to permanent disabilities, can no longer survive in the wild. They were adopted from wildlife rehabilitation centers that would otherwise, by law, have had to be euthanized http://www.eyesinthesky.org/about/history
This winds up my short series on Eyes in the Sky (EITS). Hope to return sooner than later and get some shots of the birds I missed. It was so cool to be so close to these beautiful birds! I appreciate your support! Thank you!
January 17, 2015
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