Then, the spring storms hit hard for several days. High unyielding fierce winds had placed the nest in a perilously bad spot with the chicks holding on as the nest was tilting in a 90 degree angle. Then in a flash, two of the chicks fell 40ft to the forest floor. Stunned and dazed and no way of getting back up in the tree, the other chick just staring down at its siblings and holding on for dear life. To make matters worse it was getting close to night time and dark ominous storm clouds were rolling in.
Once, they had arrived the hawks were admitted to the facility. After an inspection and getting them warmed up, fed and stabilized it was determined that being young with their eyes open they have a great chance of being released back in the wild. It is a long process and takes several months and the use of falconry training and techniques to ensure they are in proper condition to hunt and survive on their own in the wild. Location is paramount so that the prey equals the amount of predatory animals in the location. Otherwise the release will be unsuccessful and they could starve and die.