Hawk released after crashing party in Waterford
Waterford — Whatever presents Adelle McCarty, 8, had expected to get for her birthday, a bird of prey probably wasn't on the list.
Yet, a juvenile red-tailed hawk crashed through a window of the McCartys' home on Nov. 14, just as the family was preparing for Adelle's birthday party.
The birthday girl's mother, Danielle, brought the bird to Freedom First Wildlife Rehab in Waterford and staff there found it didn't have any broken bones but had a head injury. Once the bird was stabilized, it was transferred to A Place Called Hope in Killingworth, where it fully recovered. It was returned to Freedom First on Friday.
On Saturday, Freedom First wildlife rehabilitator Gwen Rice released the hawk back into the wild outside the McCartys' home, with Danielle and Adelle McCarty looking on.
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