- Associated Press - Friday, March 25, 2016

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 Fort Worth TV station KXAS (https://bit.ly/1PuZBvr ) 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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Information from: KXAS-TV, https://www.nbcdfw.com


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