05062019 Red-tailed Hawk - 1-X

Location of Rescue: 
Binder Acres Preserve, Albion, IN
Admission Date: 
05/06/2019
Cause of Admission: 
Caught in bush
UPDATE: 10/15/19 There has been no change in this bird's status11/13/19 The decision was made to humanely euthanize this Hawk, It never regained its ability to fly. Legally we are only allowed to keep a bird for 6 months. One extension can be granted if there is a possibility of finding a facility that will take a bird as an ambassador bird or if the veterinarian team feels the bird will be able to be rehabilitated. This bird filled none of these requirements

We received a call about a wounded hawk at Binder Acres Preserve by Albion.  The bird was in a bush near the road.  The preserve caretaker helped volunteer Ron get the bird into a net, after which it was taken to the ICU.

05/17/19 This Hawk is gaining strength , eating better. PT was started under anesthesia for the birds comfort. It is going ok

05/25/19 This Hawk is continuing to improve. She was discovered to have a brood patch. This means she has babies somewhere, this make this an even more unfortunate situation

06/06/2019 This Hawk is having the pin removed from it's wing today. She will be closely observed to determine if she will regain her ability to fly

06/15/19 This Hawk is still in our treatment facility, we are continuing physical therapy. We are optimistic about this birds recovery

06/22/19 This Hawk is still in our treatment facility. She has had no change in her health status

06/29/19 This Hawk is still in our treatment facility. She has had no change in her health status

7/5/19 This feisty girl is still in our treatment facility. She had to have a talon amputated due to it being infected. She is receiving an antibiotic because of the infection. This should not keep her from being released eventually, if she meets all other requirement for release

07/12/19 This Hawk has been moved to our rehabilitation facility

08/14/19 This beautiful hawk is in our rehabilitation facility, where it has started creance training. (In creance flying, a bird is tethered to one of our trainers, and given progressively more line as he gets stronger and can fly farther. Tethering keeps birds safe, and allows them to gain flight strength, while assuring that they can be retrieved as they train.) He seems to flying to the right consistently

09/15/19 This beautiful hawk is in our rehabilitation facility, where it has started creance training. (In creance flying, a bird is tethered to one of our trainers, and given progressively more line as he gets stronger and can fly farther. Tethering keeps birds safe, and allows them to gain flight strength, while assuring that they can be retrieved as they train.) He still needs to gain some flight strength He seems to be flying to his right consistently, which could indicate a left eye problem

10/01/19 There has been no change in this bird's status

10/15/19 There has been no change in this bird's status

 

 

 

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