Harry the broken harrier hawk wins hearts in Waihi

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Kiri and Tatana King of Waihi. Picture / Provided

Harry the harrier hawk has crash landed into the hearts of the Wilson-King family.

Harry, a korako, is recovering with Waihi chook rescue volunteer Traci Vivian after being rescued by 14-year-old Tatana King and family.

The chook is recovering from a broken leg, two bruised wings and the shortage of tail feathers, and is a number of third of the burden that he must be.

Traci has been Waihi’s voluntary “chook rescue woman” for six years and sometimes picks up the costs of caring for the wild birds that come to her.

She has cared for all types of birds after first serving to a sparrow.

The latest, Harry, was delivered to her after Tatana was engaged on the Goldfields Railway and observed the chook on the side of the monitor.

He realised on his third journey on the put together that the harrier hawk was in trouble and instructed his mum Tania Wilson that they wanted to go and rescue the chook.

Tania says it’s like having a brand new baby – in addition to she’s amassing rats, mice and rabbits for his kai.

“I merely purchased once more from delivering some meals for him and Tracey tells me what he likes and what he wouldn’t like. He is getting spoilt, it’s like having a brand new baby baby nonetheless he’s just so beautiful.

“I simply imagine that it was a journey we have been all imagined to take, particularly my sons, to have the ability to be a part of rescuing a wild animal and nurse him again to life, then be capable to set him free.”

An Australasian harrier hawk. 
Photo / Roger Smith
An Australasian harrier hawk.
Picture / Roger Smith

Tatana wanted to take care of the chook nonetheless the family and folks caring for Harry are being cautious to not allow the hawk to show into domesticated.

“I instructed Tatana, he is not a pet, he lives within the wild and he would not belong to us. I do not imagine in holding birds or animals in a cage.”

Harry was delivered by the family to Waihi Vet Providers, the place he was X-rayed and dealt with.
Carolyn Felkel from the vets acknowledged he appeared like a “beautiful” chook.

“He is additionally a really fortunate chook,” says Carolyn.

Waihi vet suppliers has a wildlife fund that receives donations for treatment of untamed animals like Harry, whose preliminary vet bill was paid largely by Tania and her husband Jucey King.

Anybody wishing to donate in route of the worth of his care or to donate to the Waihi Vets Wildlife Fund can contact the vet service, and Tania says all unspent money will possible be used to help completely different wildlife needing emergency care.

She plans to submit a video when Harry’s launched, to level out people what their help has achieved.

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