Red-Tailed Hawk 04152019 Has Left the Building!

This juvenile red-tailed hawk was brought to our Immediate Care Unit on the evening of 4/15/19 by a conservation officer. It was assumed that he had suffered a car strike due to the injuries he sustained.  He had a ruptured crop, some blood in his mouth, and only 2 out of his 12 tail feathers. He was thin and quite lethargic, and his right eye was swollen shut. After his crop healed, we had to wait for his tail feathers to grown in, then we began helping him gain flight strength. Finally, om October 10, 2019, he was ready to go home.

Watch the release here:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vcVQUFN3xNJDfQuJEA1QqBzBflFkXQJH/view