Red-tailed Hawk #19-2663 update

Red-tailed Hawk #19-2663 has been doing well in the Center’s flight pens during the past few weeks. The bird is currently growing in several new flight feathers, and the rehabilitation staff have noted a marked improvement in the bird’s flight. While the hawk still needs to work on altitude, there are no indications that the bird has any skeletal or muscular issues from its initial injury; it appears that, with additional feather growth, the hawk will continue to improve flight capabilities.

The rehabilitation staff started offering the hawk live prey, to ensure that the bird can successfully catch and kill its own food, prior to being considered for release.