After maintenance crews at the Oakland, Mo., club discovered the baby bird below its nest in May, it was rehabilitated at the World Bird Sanctuary and will be released July 27th on the golf course’s 10th fairway.
A young red-tailed hawk will be released on the 10th fairway at Westborough Country Club on July 27, STL Today reported.
The Oakland, Mo., club’s golf course maintenance crew found the baby red-tailed hawk after it had fallen from its nest in May. Concerned about its safety, Superintendent Tim Allen contacted the World Bird Sanctuary to give her the nutrition she needed, STL Today reported.
“We were able to find out the hawk was a 10-day-old female and that we could track her growth and progress while at the sanctuary, before being able to release her back onto Westborough’s property,” said Allen.
The club’s staff received weekly progress reports about the hawk while she was at the World Bird Sanctuary, and shared that information with Westborough members, STL Today reported.
“The membership and staff have truly enjoyed watching the little hawk grow into such a beautiful bird,” said Tom Elliott, General Manager.
Representatives from the World Bird Sanctuary will be releasing the hawk at the club, STL Today reported.
“Everyone is thrilled that the hawk will be released back here at Westborough. You could say that she has become the ‘unofficial’ mascot of the club,” Elliott said.language