After nursing it back to health, the Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center of Roanoke released a red-tailed hawk back into the wild Tuesday in Danville.
The nonprofit group received the injured bird a few weeks ago from Danville.
At first, the female hawk was unable to stand and had suspected trauma to the head, a news release from the group stated.
After medication and rehabilitation, she was able to fly again.
Kaitlyn Rankin, a member of wildlife center staff, conducted the release Tuesday at a park on Northmont Boulevard.
In 2020, the organization helped 2,500 wildlife creatures, an increase of 200 from 2019. Learn more online at swvawildlifecenter.org.