Red-shouldered Hawk Update 3-21-19

March 21, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

The female Red-shouldered Hawk that was taken to the World Bird Sanctuary on Friday, 3-15-19 is in treatment. After the bird settled in a few days, they were able to get radiographs of its wing that revealed a dislocation at the wrist. This injury was probably due to being struck by a vehicle. The avian veterinarian was able to pop the joint back into place and bandage the wing. They will wait 7 days and see how the bird does, then bandage it for another 4 weeks. The hope is that there is not a torn tendon or too much tissue damage and that it may heal. We are cautiously optimistic, there is still hope that this bird may return to our neighborhood! 

 

Last night, both Eastern Phoebes were in the woodland catching insects. They look very much alike. Here are a few photos.

 

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