SORCO releases rare hawk back into the wild in Penticton after helping it heal from the injuries

Rare hawk flies free

A rare hawk was been released back into the wild on Friday, after recovering for a few weeks at the SORCO Raptor Rehab Centre.

The rough legged hawk, named Beauty was found in early November injured at the Penticton Airport.

He was found stunned in the area with minor injuries and quickly showed signs of healing after being dropped off at the rescue.

Centre manager Dale Belvedere previously told Castanet that Beauty looked to have flown into a fence.

“Beauty the Rough Legged Hawk was released today, thank you to the rescuers Doug and Gord volunteers that nursed him back to health and volunteer courier Christain that released him,” SORCO shared to Facebook.

If you find an injured raptor, reach out to the rescue and have them assess the bird themselves.

“Sometimes the birds don't need to be rescued….If they have already picked them up before they call us, we prefer that they contain them in a dog or cat crate or box or something.”

SORCO reminds travellers to be extra aware of birds now with the darkness setting in early in the evening, which is prime hunting time for them.

For more information on SORCO or to help donate to contribute to their non-profit work, click here.

Watch the video below to see the Beauty's release.

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