Wednesday, January 6, 2016

First patients of the year

Didn't happen until the 4th but my first of 2016 is a GHO noted in the post below. The second is this wonderful little immature male Rough-legged Hawk. His name is KING and he has a broken right wing. Again, the Game & Fish came through. Chris Queen, warden in Powell, called me and drove the bird here.

He's not completely standing in this photo, just got back from his surgery with Dr. Blessing. There were a lot of small bone pieces so it's not known if he'll fly well enough for release. In the meantime, KING, will be here recovering. Hopefully all will go well as he has a date for an annual migration to above the Arctic Circle in March. Now he just has to be strong enough to keep it.

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