Ginger the Lanner Falcon

Ginger the Lanner Falcon is one of the Dullstroom Bird of Prey and Rehabilitation Centre‘s success stories – she arrived at the centre having been shot through the wing, but has recovered so wonderfully that she is set to be released back into the wild before the end of the year! For now she is given regular flying exercise and sometimes the visiting public are lucky enough to witness her practice sessions, like we were when we visited recently.

As a registered NGO receiving no government support, the Dullstroom Bird of Prey and Rehabilitation Centre relies heavily on donors, sponsors and the visiting public to fund their very important work. Their tiny staff compliment is responsible for the rehabilitation of between 80 and 200 birds of prey every year, all of them injured by or negatively impacted in another way by humans, and then releasing them back into the wild when they’ve recovered sufficiently. If you can’t visit them in person, please visit their website and, if you are able to, assist them in their efforts by making a donation (monetary or in kind).

 

19 thoughts on “Ginger the Lanner Falcon

  1. naturebackin

    More magnificent photos! Is that a radio tracker fitted to Ginger’s back? If so, will she continue to keep that when she is released? Wonderful that she has been restored to health and will be strong enough to be released. I hope all goes well for her.

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    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      Indeed, Carol – it is a tracking device which is becoming ever more important as Ginger ventures further afield during training sessions. She won’t be released with it though – and I can just imagine how happy everyone at the centre will be when she regains her freedom and self-sufficiency.

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      1. naturebackin

        Oh that is interesting thanks. Yes it will be wonderful when she regains her freedom and independence and that will be a great reward for all the hard work and dedication from the staff at the rehab centre, even though I expect they will miss her.

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        1. de Wets Wild Post author

          O defnitief, Ineke, en dit het veral Ginger vir ons baie goed bewys – sy het weggevlieg tot mens nie eens meer n spikkeltjie kon sien nie, maar toe haar afrigter n lokasie te voorskyn bring het sy in n ommesientjie en teen n asemrowende spoed aangevlieg gekom.

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