Below are photos from the first of two Red-tailed Hawks that we released today. This Red-tailed Hawk was brought to Flint Creek Wildlife’s Barrington location by Palatine Animal Control. It was found down in a suburban yard.
Based on eye color and small size, we believe that this Red-tailed Hawk is a male – approximately 5 years old. Upon admission, he was in moderately low condition with a wing injury.
He came from a rather crowded area and, although we might have preferred another location, he needed to go home where he’d been surviving all these years. His release was uneventful as he flew strongly to a nearby tree and proceeded to survey the area.