The following announcement was posted by the Ojai Raptor Centre. Our dear Victor is quite the trooper. He had a full body CT Scan – it must be stressful for him but the vets are going to try and find out why he cannot stand.
I went to the UK as a Commonwealth Scholar in 1990 and received my PhD from the University of Leicester in 1993. After three decades of university teaching, I retired to devote my time to the study of raptor behaviour. I am particularly interested in Ospreys and am working on a long term project on third hatch survival and siblicide in these raptors. My blog is a result of a fascination with my local wildlife and the desire to encourage others to love and care for birds! I live on the Canadian Prairies and prior to the pandemic travelled a lot. I am questioning the use of aviation fuel at the moment as we all strive to help our planet. My early research was in politics and art including British public statues exported to Southeast Asia and Vietnam Resistors that contributed much to Canadian ceramics. Books and articles were published on those subjects over a period of 3 decades. Now I am working on books for children so they can learn about the challenges our raptors face.
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Thank you Mary Ann for this update on Victor. I may be wrong but some of us in chat noticed his foot leg problem. It may be sore and not broken. Sprained might cause him to be able to stand up. We humans have these problems. I don’t know about birds. Also someone mentioned the ear/s could cause the off balance too. So nothing shows up so far
But he seems fine and eating. I never knew he couldn’t stand up but I only saw him loose his balance.
Prayers and positive energy for Victor.
May God Bless him and heal that which is unseen quickly. 🙏❤️🦅