04152016 Red Tailed Hawk

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recovering
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Admission Date: 
04/15/2016
Cause of Admission: 
Stunned but otherwise OK.
UPDATE: Update 16May2016 The RTH admitted on 04152016 was released yesterday after 1 month rehab. What makes this release especially interesting is that when found, the bird was already missing her left eye from an old injury, dispelling the belief a bird cannot survive with only one eye. Her condition on intake was "fiesty, but lethargic". It was also noted she was of a good weight, indicating this one-eyed bird has been able to find food. Dr. Funnell examination revealed a mild concussion with a prescription of rest, then creance and finally release. Since she is an adult, it is vital she be returned to her place of rescue, her home, her familiar hunting ground, which was Syracuse, Indiana. As you can see from Jen's video, it was a beautiful release! nce flown and should be released soon. What makes this release especially interesting is that when found, the bird was already missing her left eye from an old injury, dispelling the belief a bird cannot survive with only one eye. Its condition on intake was "feisty, but lethargic". It was also noted she was of a good weight, indicating this one-eyed bird has been able to find food and eating very well. Dr. Funnell examination revealed that the hawk only had a mild concussion. With a prescription of rest, then creance and finally release. Since The Hawk is an adult, it is vital it returns to its place of rescue, her home, her familiar hunting ground, which was Syracuse, Indiana. On 5-15-2016 Our eyed Hawk was ready for release. When arriving once again to the location Our Hawk was fierce and more that eager to go, She Flew fast,Strong and high! -

Update 05May2016

04152016-RTHA

On presentation, this small Red Tail Hawk was was found dazed by the road.He was missing one eye, but it was definitely an old injury.  His overall condition was excellent. Radiographs did not reveal any bony injuries.

Since he was thriving in the wild with only one eye, he can be released.  We know he was hunting well and thriving because his weight was excellent and his feathers were in excellent condition,

He is currently being creance flown and should be released soon.

Update 05May2016

04152016-RTHA

On presentation, this small Red Tail Hawk was was found dazed by the road.He was missing one eye, but it was definitely an old injury.  His overall condition was excellent. Radiographs did not reveal any bony injuries.

Since he was thriving in the wild with only one eye, he can be released.  We know he was hunting well and thriving because his weight was excellent and his feathers were in excellent condition,

He is currently being crea

 

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