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June 29, 2016

Juvenile Great Blue Heron Catches Catfish

Watch as this juvenile Great Blue Heron catches a large catfish then flies off. 

June 28, 2016

G1 Status Update—June 28

Yesterday afternoon, veterinarians at the Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Health Center took radiographs of G1 and confirmed their suspicions that G1 has a fractured left shoulder. These fractures have the potential to heal on their own if the bird is given complete rest then allowed to very slowly exercise. Some birds have even been released after recovery. At this point, the doctors caring for G1 are not considering surgery. While it is still too early to determine if the bird will be releasable, every effort will be made to ensure the success of its time spent under the care of the Wildlife Health Center. If you have questions, please send them to and we will be working together to answer them. We hope to be able to share another update on Friday, after G1 has been under observation for several days and been evaluated again—thanks for your patience. Click "More" to learn how you can help support the care of G1 by making a donation. 

June 27, 2016

G1 Status Update—June 27

On Sunday June 26, 2016, one of the recently fledged Red-tailed Hawks from the Cornell Hawks nest (“G1”) was discovered unable to fly and was taken to the Cornell Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Health Center (see earlier post for details). The veterinarians performed a complete examination at the center and allowed the bird to rest quietly for the rest of the evening.  Although they suspect an injury to the shoulder, they are awaiting further tests (including radiographs to be performed later today) to determine the extent of these injuries.  Since arriving Sunday afternoon, G1 appears to be doing well, and seems to be curious about its new environment. We hope to be able to update you later today or tomorrow morning after the radiographs have been taken and evaluated. If you have questions, please send them to and we will be working together to answer them. All of the staff at the Wildlife Health Center would like to offer their heartfelt thanks to all of you who have expressed concerns for G1. Your support and kind thoughts are much appreciated! You can help support the Cornell Wildlife Health Center's care of G1—click "More" to donate.