Release Story: 7/11/2023 - We could not find anything wrong with this adult red-tailed hawk other than a small abrasion on the cere and some flat flies so we are not sure how or why it ended up on the ground. It was given meds, plenty of food and rest during its 13 day stay with us and it was determined that it was now ready for release! The area it was found in was not an appropriate area for release so it was taken to a nearby park and when I opened the box, it stood there for a moment and then took off in flight, starting low and making a beautiful climb to the top of a very large tree.
We received a call on Wednesday night, 6-28-23, from an Animal Care officer at FWACC. He just picked up an injured red-tailed hawk from Barr St. in southeast Fort Wayne. I called him to let him know that I would pick the hawk up on Thursday morning. He indicated that the hawk had a broken wing. He was evaluated by the ICU staff and radiographs were taken and will be reviewed. They noticed an abrasion on the cere and it had flat flies. It was given fluids and various meds. It also had a fairly decent keel score and we are hoping that it can make a full recovery.