Red-Tailed Hawk 10112019 Goes Back Home

On October 11, 2019 some folks near Jefferson Point called the Soarin' Hawk rescue line to report that a Redtailed Hawk that had been hanging around their house most of the day.  Our rescuers arrived to find the caller had put the bird into a wicker basket and put the basket in their car.  Xrays for this Hawk revealed a pellet in its intestinal tract. We kept the bird under observation until the pellet passed through its intestinal tract. Then after he regained his strength, we began practice flying him. He did well, and on December 5, 2019, he was released where he was found

 

Watch the release here:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xQx3HeZ5hG4t5_3ZCyjjYTUZS9roCuYJ/view?usp=sharing