A female red-tailed hawk that had suffered a wing fracture was released Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 after being rehabilitated at the Woodford Cedar Run Nature Center in Medford, NJ. Executive Director Jeanne Gural released the hawk in a back yard in Pitman — the same yard from which it had been rescued.
She believes the hawk has a mate in the area. The hawk was aggressive, so Jeanne didn't hold it to release it. In fact, the bird backed out of the cage, focused on Jeanne and ready to attack if necessary. About 30 minutes after the release, another adult red-tailed hawk flew over the area, calling. She answered and took off out of the tree in which she'd been perched — and hasn't been seen again. It appears she was reunited with her mate.