11222017 Rough-legged Hawk - 1

Location of Rescue: 
Kosciusko County
Admission Date: 
Cause of Admission: 
Drooping wing
UPDATE: 03/03/2018: This beautiful bird made a full recovery with rest, plenty of food and a safe place to recover. Shirley Needham, who lives in Rochester, Indiana, and is on Soarin' Hawk's permits, cared for this bird as it recovered. The release even made it on her local TV channel!

Thanks to Animal Control in Kosciusko County for picking up this beautiful rough-legged hawk!  It was found along a roadside so we assume it was hit by a vehicle.  Upon initial exam it had a drooping right wing but was alert, active and in excellent weight.

He is doing well in a small flight pen. His wing is drooping less every day.  He is eating very well

01/04/2018 - His wing seems to be healing well.  He occasionally has a wing droop, but it is less frequently.  He is flying well up to high perches in his flight pen.  His prognosis is good for return to the wild. 

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