Thursday Update on E3 Red-tailed Hawk

As posted on Facebook on the Bird Cams page: (photo credit not available, but probably taken at the Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Health Center, an annex of the Cornell University Hospital of Veterinary Medicine)

E3hawkheal“The veterinarians at the Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Health Center report that ‪#‎CornellHawks‬ E3 has had a good week. Today they noticed the beginning signs of healing in the bones. There are no visible complications and E3’s behavior suggests that he is comfortable. E3 continues to gain weight, has a great appetite, and is casting pellets regularly. In this picture you can see the “figure of 8” bandage around the wing and the body wrap under the feathers on his chest. This technique immobilizes the wing and keeps it in position. There is still a lot of healing to do at this point, making it difficult to predict the final outcome, but last week’s setback does make it less likely that E3 will be releasable. As the healing process continues, we know that many of you will have questions about what will happen if E3 is unreleasable. The main consideration would be whether he is comfortable and otherwise healthy, and if so, we would seek the best options for him to be transferred from the Wildlife Health Center to a licensed facility for longer-term care. Thank you for your support and concern. We will keep you posted. Best wishes from us here at the Lab for a good Fourth of July weekend.”

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