09162016 Red-tailed Hawk

assessment
treatment
recovering
healthy
Location of Rescue: 
Fulton County
Admission Date: 
09/16/2016
Cause of Admission: 
Broken Tail Feathers (can't steer !)
UPDATE: 08/17/2017 This bird was finally released! He was in our care for 314 days! At a cost of approximately $2.50 per day to feed, his total food bill was $785! This does not include his initial exam and radiographs. Please consider donating to help care for the injured and orphaned raptors we take in!

This Red Tail Hawk was found in Fulton County.  All of his tail feathers were broken, but no other obvious injuries were found.  We will have to wait until his tail feathers regrow to release him.

03/28/17
We are still waiting for his tail feathers to regrow.  He flies very well in the flight pen and is anxious to leave!  Unfortunately it can take a year or more for him to replace the feathers.

05/29/2017
He is finally replacing his tail feathers!  Today we found 7 new tail feathers coming in!  WE are keeping our fingers crossed that he does not break them again before we can release him!

07/20/2017
This bird is finally close to being released!

 

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