VDOT Crews Rescue Injured Peregrine Falcon

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — An injured peregrine falcon has been rescued at the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel and taken to a rehabilitator.

A post on the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Facebook page says the falcon was spotted Wednesday up against a barrier wall on the south island of the bridge-tunnel. A photographer from Virginia Beach, Tim Curtis, spotted the injured bird and alerted tunnel crews.

Three VDOT workers retrieved the bird, wrapped it in a towel and gave it to Curtis, who took it to a raptor rehabilitator in South Norfolk.

The bird will be transferred to the Wildlife Center of Virginia in Waynesboro where it will be cared for and released, if possible.

Officials did not specify the bird’s injury.

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