Roy – Swainson’s Hawk
Roy was found by Lake Minatar, by Scottsbluff on August of 2018. He was very thin, possibly suffering from West Nile Virus and he had a broken left wing. They eat mice and rabbit but when migrating they will switch to grasshoppers and dragonflies. They are social raptors outside of breeding season. In the fall they migrate to Argentina for the winter (one of the longest migrations of any American Raptor, around 12,000 miles round trip).
Roy was named by Pinnacle Bank.