Four Birds Of Prey Fly To Freedom In Northwest Iowa
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Four rehabilitated birds of prey flapped to freedom as volunteers watched near Sioux City.
The Sioux City Journal reports dozens of people watched as two Cooper's hawks, a rough-legged hawk and great horned owl were released Sunday north of Stone State Park.
The nonprofit groups Saving Our Avian Resources and The Wildlife Lodge and Clinic organized the event.
Kay Neumann, executive director of the avian resources group, says birds at the center often can't be released into the wild, so events like the weekend gathering are special.
Sioux City resident Barbara Benson, who was chosen to release the owl, says she's never been so close to a bird of prey. She's impressed by those who rehabilitate the birds, saying she's "in awe of the work that they do."
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