A juvenile peregrine falcon was found in South Brisbane after flying into the glass of a high rise apartment. Luckily, a member of the public was dog sitting in the apartment and witnessed the concussed bird and called for help.
RSPCA Rescue Officer Sam successfully captured the falcon with a net so he could get the veterinary treatment he needed. Back at the Wildlife Hospital in Brisbane, x-rays showed that luckily this raptor sustained no major injuries. After a fly test and some overnight fluids, the falcon was transported to our Eumundi Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre so he could work on his flight and mobility skills.
After a week at our Eumundi Centre, we were pleased to see that the falcon had made a full recovery and was released back into the wild in South Brisbane.
At the same time a second raptor was rescued at Esk and brought into the RSPCA Wildlife Hospital. Non-weight bearing, the whistling kite had a leg injury causing him distress
Vet Karina performed corrective surgery on the kite to repair his leg. Surgery was a success and the kite also underwent weeks of rehabilitation at the Eumundi Centre. If you see an injured or sick animal in need of help contact the RSPCA 24/7 Animal Emergency Hotline – 1300 ANIMAL (1300 264 625).
Now fully recovered, the whistling kite has been released back into the wild as well. Watch the wonderful release here: