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Rescued peregrine falcon released into the wild

San Jose Mercury News - January 6, 2006 -

By Lisa Fernandez

He was bruised and couldn't breathe very well. Less than two months ago, someone found him hopping around, too injured too fly, on Palo Alto High School's athletic field.

But today, the 1.5-pound rare bird -- a peregrine falcon -- was released into the wild, flying high into the clouds above the Mountain View shoreline.

"He's been vigorously flying around in my backyard cage , and he's been going nuts,'' said Lisa Konie, 33, of Saratoga, an attorney and "raptor team'' volunteer with Wildlife Rescue Inc. ``He's ready to go.''

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