June 18, 2016
We acquired a Rough Legged Hawk today from the Wild and Free rehab facility in Garrison, Minnesosta. The Rough Legged Hawk was orginally found near Roy Lake with a broken wing; most likely hit by a car. He was brought to the Garrison Animal Hospital for evaluation and then rehabilitation. After his rehab he was still unable to fly well enough to be released back into the wild and so he will now be an ambassador here at The Nature Connection.
Rough Legged Hawks are northern climate birds that nest in the Arctic. They are sparse throughout North America in winter, but are far more common in the northern states.
Rough Legged Hawks are 18-23 inches long and have a wing span of 48-56 inches. They have feathered legs, small feet and a small beak. They are well equipped to survive in the harsh climate where polar bears, snowy owls, and arctic foxes are its neighbors.