CALEDONIA — The Cooper’s Hawk that was injured in Caledonia after flying thourgh an attic window has been released back into the wild.
Chris Ward, the Environmental Conservation Police Officer for the DEC stated that the Cooper Hawk was released back into the wild today. Ward took the bird to Gary Zimmerman of Black Creek Wildlife Station who kept the bird overnight. After resting up overnight Ward fed the bird breakfast, a mouse, and then released him in a hayfield in Wheatland. The hawk flew away with no issues at all.
Yesterday, the hawk was recovered by Ward where he then took the bird to Zimmerman for treatiment.
Cooper’s Hawks belong to the family Accipitridae, a group of 24 species of hawks, eagles, vultures, harriers, and kites.