Falcon’s lucky break
A call was received from Roy Hill construction site earlier this year saying that they had found an injured falcon or hawk near the road.
They were advised to wrap the bird up, offer it some water, put it in a box and keep it somewhere quiet.
The next morning it was transported to Tom Price — about a five-hour drive — and I indentified the bird as a grey falcon.
There was an injury over his right eye and a damaged elbow, so I took him to get him vet checked.
We also reported that a grey falcon had come into the care of the Department of Parks and Wildlife, which is required because they are an endangered species.
I continued to rehabilitate the Falcon, nursing him in a pet crate for two weeks because he was very wobbly on his legs.
In the wild Falcons mainly hunt other birds which is hard to replicate in captivity, so we fed him kangaroo meat mixed with calcium and vitamins. He will be kept in care until fit enough to be released back into the wild by Andreas Tonndorf in Tom Price.
Grey falcons are one of Australia’s rarest birds of prey, with only a few left in the wild.
This Grey Falcon was injured.