06062016 Coopers Hawk

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On June 6th, 2016, Lana received a call from Jennifer telling us there was a hawk trapped in a screened porch. Jennifer provided a name, address and phone number in Auburn. I phoned Mr. Barbor telling him we were on our way and asked basic questions as to injuries, length of time, and how the hawk had become trapped. Upon our arrival, we were directed to the rear of the house where we found a Coopers Hawk had flown through a window screen, knocking the screen out of a door. The hawk was trying to exit through screens at the far end of the room. The hawk was missing tail feathers from the center of its tail and appeared exhausted. Upon capture an assessment was performed, keel was a 4, feet, eyes and wings appeared normal. Fluids were given and the bird transported to Dr. Funnell. Dr. Funnell determined the bird was healthy and could be released. We called Mr. Barbor telling him we were returning to release the bird in his yard. The release went without incident.

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