Peregrine falcon released after recovery from broken bones (PHOTOS) | NJ.com

broken bones (PHOTOS)1 / 33A peregrine falcon was released into the wild Friday morning after recovering from serious injuries. Once banded, it took seconds for the bird to fly off over Spruce Run Reservoir in Union Township. (Sallie Graziano | for NJ.com)Sallie Graziano | For NJ.comPrint Email By Sallie Graziano | For NJ.com Email the author | Follow on Twitter on February 26, 2016 at 12:55 PM, updated February 26, 2016 at 2:24 PMUNION TWP. — It took just seconds for a peregrine falcon to disappear over Spruce Run Reservoir following his release Friday morning.The bird, a second-year adult male, was rehabilitated by the Millington-based Raptor Trust after being found severely injured in the yard of a Roxbury resident. Watch a rehabilitated falcon take to the skiesA peregrine falcon that recovered from serious fractures at the Raptor Trust was released into the wild at the Clinton Wildlife Management Area near Spruce Run Reservoir in Union Township. (Video by Andre Malok | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)Joseph Bourlier alerted the raptor trust on Nov. 1 about the injured falcon. The trust’s Chris Soucy said at first, they didn’t think the bird would have a good chance of surviving in the wild.”The biggest challenge was medical,” he said Friday. Bones that support the bird’s wings and chest were broken.”They’re moving parts,” he said, noting that the fractures couldn’t be pinned like a leg bone fracture. “But we were hoping the bird was young enough to heal quickly, and it did.”

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