08102016 Red-tailed Hawk

Location of Rescue: 
Waterloo, IN
Admission Date: 
Cause of Admission: 
concussion caused by car strike
UPDATE: RTH 08102016-01 This bird was found in a back yard of a person in Dekalb County, and had been sitting on a log for two days. They then saw it in the road in front of their house, and appeared to be injured. They observed a car driving by it and not hitting it, but the wind from the car caused the bird to be blown off to the side of the road and it lost its balance. When it was picked up by a Soarin' Hawk volunteer and brought to Dr. Funnel, she did not find any injuries. We kept him and let him rest, fed him, and flew him over the next several days, and determined that he was ready to be released today.

08102016 RTHA

Wednesday August 10th a lady named, 

Carolyn in Waterloo,IN called the Soarin Hawk phone about a Red Tailed Hawk that had possibly been hit by a car and wasn't moving. When I arrive to the location the hawk was still by the side of the road and looked like it had difficulty taking off flying. When I finally was able to capture the bird, I examined it and couldn't find any physical injuries. Later the young Hawk was taken into our Vet and was diagnosed with a mild concussion. 

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