RIP Epione

August 03, 2022 - Toronto - Sheraton Centre

Cathy Kerr Reports:
Appalling, horrendous news about Epione (Z/37, 2020 hatch Sheraton site). We had reported that she was injured and being treated in Pennsylvania at the Tamarack Wildlife Center. She had a heart attack while in surgery for her fractured wing and passed away. But they now let us know that they also found 7, SEVEN, pellets in her on admittance. They hadn’t hit any critical organs but likely is what caused her fractured wing. And ultimately caused her death. I don’t know how someone could be so cruel. I was at her banding 2 years ago… And I remember wishing her and her siblings good luck as their nest site is downtown Toronto, tall buildings and glass everywhere. It has a high mortality rate. But not that year… All 4 survived their fledge. And poor Epione defied the odds and made it to 2 years… Only to be shot. Soar high and free little one.
Here are a few of her banding pics…