As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Sunday, 24 November 2013

White hawk recuperates at Tamarack after injury from trap

BY DANA MASSING, Erie Times-News

SAEGERTOWN -- An uncommon-looking bird is recuperating at Tamarack Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center after being caught in a raccoon trap.

The red-tailed hawk, which is unusual because it is almost completely white, was taken to the center near Saegertown and underwent surgery on Nov. 8. It is receiving hydrotherapy while wildlife rehabilitators determine whether it will be able to return to the wild.

"The hawk is doing very well," Carol Holmgren, Tamarack's executive director, said.

The hawk was caught in the trap and found Nov. 3 in the Saegertown area, Holmgren said. She said the trapper immediately arranged for the bird to be admitted to Tamarack.

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