South East Wales

Goshawk found with broken wing nursed back to health

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Image caption The female Goshawk was found with a fractured wing in Rhondda Cynon Taff

A rare Goshawk found with a fractured wing in Rhondda Cynon Taff has been nursed back to health and released into the wild.

The female Goshawk, who is thought to be around one-year-old, was found by a member of the public in Porth in mid-January.

After two months in the care of the RSPCA the bird has now fully recovered.

RSPCA spokeswoman Arminel Scott said: "We are pleased to release her back into the wild where she belongs."

She added: "The Goshawk was brought in to us with a damaged wing, but we had no idea how she had fractured it.

"Her wing carriage took several weeks to return to normal, but we have a very long flight aviary in which she was able to get back to full fitness."

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Image caption An X-ray of the bird's wing taken by the RSPCA shows the fractured bone
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Image caption The Goshawk has made a full recovery and is now back in the wild

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