Hawk dis­cov­ered last week by high­way worker has died

The Buffalo News - - LOCAL NEWS -

An adult red-tailed hawk res­cued by an Amherst High­way De­part­ment worker last week has died, the SPCA Serv­ing Erie County an­nounced Tues­day.

The hawk was in guarded con­di­tion when he was found ly­ing in the snow in Sny­der on March 5 by la­borer Tim Boyle and brought by Amherst an­i­mal con­trol to the SPCA in West Seneca. The year-old bird had suf­fered head trauma and blind­ness, was ema­ci­ated and was coated in ice and snow.

The hawk sur­vived a few days but died some­time overnight Fri­day or early Satur­day be­fore its dis­cov­ery in the SPCA’s wildlife cen­ter Satur­day morn­ing, SPCA spokes­woman Gina Brown­ing said. The pre­cise cause of death isn’t known, she said.

The SPCA waited un­til Tues­day to dis­close the death on Face­book to con­tact Amherst of­fi­cials first.

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