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If you’re a broad-winged hawk, it’s time to skedaddle. September through about the first week in October is migration time for these small buteos. Traveling in huge flocks called kettles, broad-wings leave their breeding grounds in North America and head on down to northern South America. Pictured above is a broad-winged hawk perching in his outdoor rehabilitation enclosure here at VINS.
Above, VINS Wildlife Services Intern Audrey Gossett takes one of the broad-winged hawks out of his enclosure so we can take a closer look at his eye. Below, you can clearly see the damage to this bird’s eye is still quite severe. These three hawks’ injuries could take weeks longer to heal, and once they are flighted and their hunting skills tested, we could be well on our way to winter!
Thank you for all your hard work caring for our injured feathered friends and for also sharing their stories with us.
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