A Cooper's Hawk was released today near Park Place on State Street in Fort Wayne. Releaser was Christopher Schley, assistant and video was Danielle Schley.
This coop was very ready to be released. He was active in the box up until release, when he flew out of the box and immediately into a nearby tree.
In attendance were 3 citizens who found the bird and 2 additional adults, as well as release volunteers. Information on the Soarin Hawk website and donation options were given out.
Our rescue phone received a call about a Coopers Hawk that had hit a window . It was by Park Center in Fort Wayne, IN. Our volunteer picked up this young hawk and brought it to our facility to be triaged. Its initially examination revealed a small amout of blood in its mouth and it was very lethargic. Coopers hawks are very high energy birds. It quickly recovered and was moved to an outside rehabilitation pen so it could be observed in a larger area.