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Fontenelle Forest releases four hawks rescued during storms in Bellevue

Posted at 2:51 PM, Jun 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-29 10:42:19-04

Two juvenile and two adult hawks are flying home after being released by Raptor Rescue at Fontenelle Forest Wednesday afternoon.

Two juvenile and two adult red tailed hawks found wet and dazed after the June 16 storm are headed home after being released here at the wetlands at Fontenelle Forest.

These four hawks are among eight others who were all rescued after the severe storm.

They were unhurt and experts say they were most likely perching at the time and got caught in strong straightline winds. Volunteers with the raptor recovery say the amount of birds taken in after the storm was unusual.

The birds were tagged with us fish and wildlife bands and released quickly back into the wild.

They are new numbers added to the flock of the estimated 600 birds rescued throughout the state in the past year.