was almost ready for release when he started dropping flight feathers in what is typically referred to as a stress dump. This is not unusual for wild birds that have gone through the stress of surgery and recovery in captivity. Crash also developed a large lump from a bone fragment on his injured wing and was taken to Parrish Creek Veterinary Clinic to have the fragment shaved down. He is now ready and is waiting on favorable spring weather to ensure a successful release back into his home territory in Summit County.
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