The flight of “Icarus” updates
DR. ROBINS BLOGS RELATED TO “ICARUS”:
Icarus Flies Again on 10/25/18 can be found here
Icarus Update on 2/22/18 can be found here
Icarus Falls Again on 12/14/18 can be found here
10/17/2018 – ICARUS UPDATE: RELEASE DAY
At 10:00am on Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 Icarus took to the skies once again. This is why we do what we do. Amazing work!
10/16/2018 – ICARUS UPDATE
Tomorrow Icarus will be released back to the wild. Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram to watch it happen live!
10/02/2018 – ICARUS UPDATE
09/22/2018 – ICARUS UPDATE
Close to 10 months into recovery, Icarus is really making great progress and may be very close to being released back to the wild. We will keep you updated when we have more details about the timing of this exciting day. Stay tuned! …..
06/22/2018 – ICARUS UPDATE
Do you remember Icarus? Icarus is our rehabilitating bald eagle who was hit by an electric current, burning all his feathers. He’s been here since December 4th, 2017 as we slowly wait for him to molt all his old singed feathers. So slowly! 😉
Below, you can see one of his burned tail feathers next to a tail feather from our resident eagle Arthur. Amazing the damage to the singed feather! Good news is Icarus is molting old feathers every week, so he’s getting there. It’ll be a great day when he can fly again!!
Thank you for your support! An eagle can go through over a dozen rats and a couple dozen fish a week at least and donations always help with food orders. And thank you to our dedicated volunteers who go above and beyond to help our patients!
4/2/2018 – ICARUS UPDATE
This bald eagle was burned by a power line on 12/4/17. He has been at PRWC recovering from his injuries–burnt feathers and skin. He is now in our 100′ flight cage awaiting a total molt so he can be released, which could take months or years. Many thanks to everyone who helped with his rescue and a special thanks to those who are helping to pay for his food while in captivity. Boy, can that eagle eat!
12/07/2017- ICARUS UPDATE:
Check out Dr. Robin discussing the shocked Bald Eagle, Icarus, on Wink News, December 7th. At this time, his prognosis is stable but guarded – however we are optimistic about his recovery.
12/04/2017 – ICARUS UPDATE
On Monday, 12/4/17, we received several calls at once regarding an eagle that was floundering in a canal. The residents heard a huge bang and went outside to check it out. The eagle apparently was shocked on the power line, landed on the ground and hopped into the water. Our veterinarian, Dr. Robin, and two of Punta Gorda’s finest, Officers Joe Farley & Tony Pribble, were on the scene to rescue the bird. Upon examination back at PRWC, it was noted that the bird has extensive burn marks over most of his body.
Dr Robin is working alongside FPL to identify the pole where the bird was shocked and they are working diligently to repair the issue. We would like to thank Officers Farley & Pribble for their hard work and help to rescue the eagle and to FPL for handling the situation so quickly & efficiently.