09192017 Broad-winged Hawk - 1

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Fishing line around wing
UPDATE: This bird was very fortunate that the fishing line did not do any permanent damage to his wing. He was test flown and flew perfectly! He was released back where he came from just a few days later.

Thanks to Yogi Bear Campground for notifying us about this injured broad-winged hawk!

Initial exam by our avian veterinarian:  This hawk was alert but a little quiet for a broad-wing.  He had fishing line extensively wound around one wing.  Fortunately there was no fishhook and only minimal skin injured.

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