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Red-tailed Hawk

Orion came to Soarin Hawk early in the fall of 2015.  We originally thought Orion was a male but realized she was a female when she laid some eggs!!!  She came to us as juvenile, just hatched that spring.  She was thin and blind in her left eye.  If you look at her closely, you will see that her left eye is smaller than the right.  The eye never fully developed, just like Hawkeye, our Broad-winged Hawk. Up until then, she had still been taken care of by her parents.  But when they left her on her own, she apparently could not see well enough to hunt successfully. She is fondly called "Peep" by many of the Soarin' Hawk volunteers as she is a very vocal bird!  From the first time we put her in a flight pen, she would always talk to anyone who entered her pen.  Orion continues to be the vocal, animated bird she has been as a youngster.