Archive for April, 2011

Duke – end of a legend.

It is which much sadness that I have to report that Duke is no longer with us.

 We all knew that Duke was in the very final stages of his life – at 23 who could complain! but nontheless when I arrived home on March 26th to find Duke had lost the use of his legs I knew I was facing a very difficult decision.

But by some good grace Duke absolved me of this duty by quietly passing away that evening.

At 23 years Duke had lived a long time for a falcon. I was 29 when I bought him and one day off 51 when he died. My family too were sad and together we buried him the following morning.

Duke was a falcon of a lifetime – a gem and a star.DSC_0548 copy