Rare falcon hurt by Texas hail while flying home to Canada

HUTCHINS, Texas (AP) — A rare peregrine falcon is being treated at a rehabilitation center outside Dallas after officials believe it was hurt by hail in a North Texas storm while migrating home to Canada.

Kathy Rogers, founder of the Rogers Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, tells KXAN’s sister station KXAS in Dallas a band on the bird’s leg identified it as part of the Peregrine Falcon Recovery Project in Manitoba, Canada, 1,300 miles away.

Officials there say the 5-year-old falcon is known as Beatrix.

Rogers says a woman found the bird on the ground in Dallas and brought it to her. The bird has no wounds but appears to have a vision problem.

Rogers hopes the bird eventually can be released. If not, she’s planning to take the falcon home on a plane.

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