“Blue,” the tiny male peregrine falcon from last year’s nest in Harrisburg, finally has his forever home as a wildlife ambassador. This weekend, Peggy drove him to New York Wildlife Rescue where he met Wes Laraway. Blue will be joining a team of raptor ambassadors who educate people about conservation, protecting our wild species, and wildlife rehabilitation. May he live a long and prosperous life filled with millions of “ooohs” and “ahhhs” (from the public who will meet him.)
Blue was not releasable due to a tiny liver which was a developmental defect. He spent almost a year with us at Red Creek Wildlife Center until the transfer paperwork finally came through and Wes’ schedule and mine clicked. He has been a healthy and very personable presence at Red Creek. Our staff (who refer to him as Griffon) will miss him.
And while there, Peggy got to learn about wildlife rehab in New York, got some great tips on public programming, and got to help rehab some bobcat kittens. A busman’s holiday for sure.