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.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Rare bird found in Porth nursed back to health

1 April 2015 at 8:30am

A rare goshawk that fractured her wing has been nursed back to health by the RSPCA.

The female goshawk, who is thought to be around one-year-old, was found with a broken wing by a member of the public in Porth Park, Porth, Rhondda Cynon Taf, in mid-January.

The Goshawk was found in January. Credit: RSPCA
After two months in the care of RSPCA West Hatch and time in the centre’s flight aviary building up her strength she has now been released back into the wild.

She is a beautiful bird and we rarely see them admitted to the centre and we are all very pleased we have been able to nurse her back to health and release her back into the wild where she belongs.

The goshawk was brought in to us with a damaged wing - but we had no idea how she had fractured it.

Her wing carriage took several weeks to return to normal - but we have a very long flight aviary at West Hatch in which she was able to get back to full fitness.

Our vet team strapped her wing up and prescribed rest for this beautiful and powerful bird of prey until the bone had healed and she was ready to build her strength back up in our aviaries.

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