Polk Co Red-shouldered Hawk

Admission Date: 21 July 2015
Outcome: Released, 25 September 2015 along MIddle Raccoon River, Whiterock Conservancy
Location of Rescue: Polk County
Cause of Admission / Condition: Suspect collision with hard object
Patient Status: Patient Archive, Success Stories

At first look at the photo, thought we had a VERY tiny red-tailed hawk for an admit. However, with hawk in hand we know we have a juvenile red-shouldered hawk. This red-shouldered has bad bruising on the chest as if hit a blunt or solid object. Thanks Deb for the rescue.


27 July 2015
Cassie reports the red-shouldered is eating on own.