!!! Sad news to report from Hamilton. Surge has died…

March 08, 2015 - Hamilton - Sheraton Hotel

CPF Postmaster Reports:

Thursday, March 5, 2015
We must apologize for all of the late postings and update’s as there has been so much to report and post over the past ten days, we have been a little backlogged trying to get everything posted.

It is with great sadness that we must report that Surge has died. As you may recall, back on January 24th, Surge was retrieved from the ground near the HMCS Haida in Hamilton after suffering from injuries consistent with those similar to fighting with another raptor, in addition to a cere and upper mandible injury consistent with that of a collision with a much harder object - (likely occurring as he made contact with the ground).

Surge was transported by the Hamilton Animal control to the Owl foundation for care and up until a few days ago was doing very well indeed. He was recently taken to the OVC, (the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph) for an examination and assessment with regards to a new complication that developed and unfortunately died the following day at OVC during a physical examination.

It has not been determined as yet as to the cause of his death.

Mean while, back at the Hamilton Sheraton nest site, the unidentified male peregrine that has been hanging around the Hamilton Sheraton nest site is still being observed on a very regular basis, although Madam X has still not given him mate liberty status as yet, but its only a matter of time now with spring in the air, longer daylight hours, increased photocell and elevated hormone levels, we expect that she will give in and accept him as a mate. (This is of course if he stays, and comes up with all of the right moves)!

Stay tuned………….