Remember the red-tailed hawk we recently had in our flight cage? Well he's out of the flight cage and back in the wild!
Watch a video of the hawk's release!
While the hawk came to us with eye damage, the staff of the VINS rehabilitation department was able to get this bird back into top predatory shape. We were able to watch him fly and successfully hunt while in captivity, so we knew this bird deserved to be back in the wild.
Last weekend, VINS intern Alia Richardson released the hawk. In our video of the release, you'll see the hawk initially takes a quick flight down to the ground before getting his bearings and flying off into the woods.