07162019 Red-tailed Hawk - 1

assessment
treatment
recovering
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Location of Rescue: 
Allen County, IN
Admission Date: 
07/16/2019
Cause of Admission: 
Would not flee
UPDATE: 10/19/2019 This bird has been released where it was found


Via volunteer Bridgette:

I got a call from the Allen County sheriff’s department.  I drove out to Arcola Road where I found a male adult red-tailed hawk on the ground . He did not fly away.  I was able to pick him up.  He had been out there all day.  The homeowners thought he would fly away but he never did. I took him to the ICU.  I banded his right leg with a green tag.  He perched well and was bright alert and responsive.  His keel was a 1.5 and his weight was only around 800 g.

07/20/19 The veterinarian determined that this Hawk had an old wing fracture and puncture wounds. We have started physical therapy on his wing . This bird is responding well

07/27/2019 Physical therapy on this Hawks wing is continuing . He is responding well

08/02/19 This Hawk has been moved to our rehabilitation facility.

08/14/19 This Hawk is doing well in our rehabilitation facility. He is gaining strength and will eventually start creance training

09/15/19 This beautiful bird has begun 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 is doing well, but still needs to gain some strength before we can release him..

10/01/19 This beautiful bird has done so well in practice flying that he is ready for release!

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