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Release of the rehabilitated Cooper's hawk today at Roseville Veterinary Clinic. So happy we have given this bird a second chance at life! ...

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The Cooper's hawk injured on I66 in February has recovered and is ready for release. Join us at Roseville Vet Clinic tomorrow afternoon to watch him fly free again. ...

Cooper's Hawk Release

March 25, 2017, 12:30pm - March 25, 2017, 11:45am

Join us Saturday March 25 at 12:30 PM in the clinic parking lot where Dr. Burwell of Wildlife Vet Care will be releasing a juvenile Cooper's Hawk. The hawk was hit by a car about 6 weeks ago and is now ready for release.

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Robins' preferred food is earthworms so most of them migrate south during the winter where they can continue to find worms, and a few will stay behind surviving on berries. Two weeks ago we noticed many migratory robins had returned and were enjoying our spring-like weather, until the freezing temperatures and snow arrived, and then WVC had a surge of starving robins brought to us. It appears the cold weather is finally over and that makes all of us very happy!! ...

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Help us think of a name for this beautiful barred owl. He was hit by a car last summer and a local raptor center transferred to him to Wildlife Vet Care for surgery to repair his fractured left wing. Unfortunately, his elbow was fractured into so many small pieces it could not be repaired in a way that would allow him to fly again. Instead, he is living the rest of his life in captivity and participating in our environmental education programs.
Please give us your name suggestions!
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What should you do if you find a stunned bird that's flown into a window?
If it's standing, and not in danger, leave it alone for about hour. Most will recover during that time and fly off.
If they don't fly off, or if they can't stand, or are in an area too dangerous to stay on the ground, they can be put into a box in a dark quiet place and given a little more time to come to their senses. (Usually another hour).
If, after that amount of recovery time, they still can't fly, call Wildlife Vet Care for advice. 540-664-9494. This cardinal was unconscious after she struck a window, but recovered in 20 minutes while resting in a quiet box, then she was in a big hurry to leave.
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Medicating sick wild animals is less stressful if you can get them to willingly eat it. Raccoons and Cooper's hawks will take almost any medication if you hide it in a rodent. ...

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The immature red-tailed hawk was struck by a car last week and is suffering from head trauma. His blood tests showed he also has toxic lead in his body. We see lead in the blood of large hawks, vultures and eagles quite commonly during and after deer hunting season. Lead is known to cause cognitive problems and slow reflexes, and because of this, having lead in their bodies increases these animals chances getting injured in accidents. #gettheleadout #leadpoisoning. ...

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