Hatch-year red-tailed hawk from Dike, Iowa

HY18 red-tailed hawk Admission Date: 10 October 2018
Outcome: Released 11 December 2018 at SOAR
Location of Rescue: near Dike, Iowa
Cause of Admission / Condition: Grounded, not able to fly
Patient Status: Patient Archive

A call about this HY18 red-tailed hawk came thanks to one of our personal veterinarians! The landowners reported seeing this hawk at the back of their property for a couple days and called their vet clinic for help.

He is very thin and has some bumps and bruises. The right foot, outside toe does not move and the foot is swollen. Because of the toe / foot injury, Kay is suspecting electrocution.


11 December 2018
This hawk did lose toe #4 on his right foot, but is doing well in spite of that.