Red-Shouldered Hawk Released!
On December 27, 2019, the hawkphone received a call fom Auburn Hills Vet Clinic in Auburn, IN. A concerned citizen had brought an injured juvenile Red-Shouldered Hawk. He said he saw the bird just sitting beside the road so he picked it up and brought it to the vet. We delivered the bird to ICU, where it was discovered that his last meal was a whole bunch of frogs! We also learned that the bird had a long gash on its shoulder, but Dr. Funnell found no other injuries. She sutured the bird's wound, and the bird went back to ICU to recuperate.
Today, he was released in a beautiful park in Auburn, where there are lots of trees and a big stream where he can find lots of frogs to eat.