Onowa hatch-year Cooper’s hawk

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HY18 Cooper'sOnowa hatch-year Cooper’s hawk
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 10 July 2018
Rescue Location: Onowa, Monona County

This hatch-year 2018 Cooper’s hawk was found in the town of Onowa on the ground, not wanting to fly. At SOAR, it was determined that this young hawk had no fractures, could use feet and legs, had plenty of feathers, but was thin. Time for a bit of supp

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nestling Cooper'sThree Cooper’s hawk nestlings
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 29 June 2018
Rescue Location: Indianola

High winds and rain rolled through Warren County on 28 June. There was much tree damage reported on area media. The next day three Cooper’s hawk nestlings were found in Indianola and were transported to SOAR. One did die within a week. The other two fl

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two hatchling vulturesHatchling vultures
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 28 June 2018
Rescue Location: Polk County

Two hatchling turkey vultures were discovered after nest tree cut down and made their way to SOAR the same day.

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HY18 female kestrel2018 capitol kestrels
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 20 and 22 June 2018
Rescue Location: Iowa State Capitol grounds, Des Moines

A female hatch-year (HY18) kestrel was admitted from the State Capitol grounds on 20 June and nest-mate male admitted on 22 June. Both a bit thin from being on the ground.

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hatchling eagletClanton Creek nestling bald eagle
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 10 May 2018
Rescue Location: Along Clanton Creek in Madison County

SOAR volunteer Deb received word that a concerned citizen found a very young bald eagle on the ground. Deb and her son met up with the concerned citizen and then hiked in at least a half-mile, along the creek, through a couple steep ravines to get to t

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13 May 2018
Eaglet is standing periodically and is eating on own. Hardly has any flight feathers.

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Cooper'sPolk Co Cooper’s
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 9 May 2018
Rescue Location: Polk County

This Cooper’s hawk does not have any fractures, but was still found grounded. The round wound on his back left might have some bruising and swelling to go with. Started on antibiotic. This hawk is not thin, is eating and perching.

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Krider'sRinggold dark morph red-tailed hawk
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 11 April 2018
Rescue Location: Ringgold County

This is a red-tailed hawk, but is a dark morph. This hawk has a compound fracture of the left humerus. Fingers crossed.

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While the bones healed fairly well, this bird was not able to move the wing enough for flight and was humanely euthanized.

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hatchling horned owlHatchling great horned owl
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 5 April 2018
Rescue Location: Urbandale, Polk County

This hatchling great horned owl was found on the ground in Urbandale. No sign of adults or nest could be found. At admit this young horned owl was not yet eating on its own and is a bit banged up from a suspected fall to the ground.

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juvenile bald eaglePatterson juvenile bald eagle
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 28 February 2018
Rescue Location: Near Patterson, IA, Madison County

A motorist saw a juvenile bald eagle get hit by a semi while eagle was checking out roadkill on IA-92 near the town of Patterson. The motorist had called SOAR before with an injured eagle… so they knew just what to do. SOAR volunteer Deb rescued this

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The Patterson eagle went to the veterinarian on 2 March 2018 for an x-ray to determine how badly his wings were broken. Both elbow joints were destroyed and this eagle would never fly again.

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open-mouth breathingWestfield bald eagle
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 25 February 2018
Rescue Location: Big Sioux River in Plymouth County, Iowa

Alex rescued another bald eagle off a snow-covered river, this time in Plymouth County, Iowa north of the town of Westfield. Folks out on the river came upon this eagle and the call made it to Alex. This eagle is thin and is open-mouth breathing. That

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The Westfield eagle was dead in her crate the morning of 4 March 2018. Another preventable death from lead.

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