Last week my brother rescued a juvenile Spotted Harrier from a paddock while shifting sheep. The bird was unable to maintain flight and he assumed it was either underfed or a bit injured as the right wing didn't hang quite right when folded.
After a few days of feeding it seemed to have gained strength when approached and flapped around the cage fairly easily.
|Photos courtesy of big brother.|
I saw this bird myself (beautiful) and took a couple of photos but my brother's photos were of much better quality.
The bird has since been released back into the wild. Now I'd call that a success story. Go big brother!!