Friday, June 17, 2016

Finally away

He's scouting out the area before flying off.

And there he goes!!!
I thought this day would never come but this morning I drove PEABODY out to a great habitat east of Cody and released him. The other three Swainson's Hawks flew off a month ago but this little fellow had lots of trouble with his feather growth. He finally managed to replace all his broken primary and secondary feather on his right wing and spent the past month in the hawk barn building up his flying muscles. Now he'll hopefully be ready for the long migration this Fall.

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