07122018 Red-tailed Hawk - 1

Location of Rescue: 
Elkhart County
Admission Date: 
Cause of Admission: 
Would not flee
UPDATE: 02/24/2019 - This hawk is not releasable due to poor vision, so he currently is being trained to be an education bird. His training will continue until he can be placed with another facility. If possible, he will be sent to work with a falconer in the near future.

On July 12th, a woman called and said that she had a hawk in her back yard that had been there for about a week. It was in her driveway and bushes sometimes also. It seemed weak. She fed him chicken necks, which he devoured. He then hopped around in her back yard with a little more energy and started coming back to her for food. She decided she should call us because he wasn't leaving. Gary Carlson picked him up in Elkhart County and transferred it to Jill Devine, who transferred it to Dr. Funnell.

This bird is doing well. He is eating and steadily gaining weight. We are waiting until he is older to move him out to the pens. There he will be live fed to ensure he can hunt on his own then released.

This bird is still recuperating at our rehabilitation facility.

This bird has vision issues which will keep it from being released.  It will be sent to a falconer who will work with it so it can be placed at another facility.


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