Captain Hook was found by U.S.F.& W. in Homer with a halibut hook in its upper beak. If not found and the hook removed, he definitely would have starved. It would hurt too much to eat. Thanks to U.S.F.& W. in Homer for the pix.
I took him out to the flight center yesterday and he was glad to have some more room to move around. I went back today to check on another bird and Hook looked like he was ready to be released. He's flying well and showing off a little.
A few more weeks of observation and if all is well, you'll be able to say goodbye to Captain Hook.