Monday, June 20, 2011

Young hawk rescued on campus

The Department of Biology had an exciting visitor recently.  Dr. Dick Stoffer came across a stunned juvenile red-shouldered hawk on the University campus, apparently after it had flown into some object.  Being harassed by other birds, and unable to fly, Dr. Stoffer brought the bird back to the Department where we took these pictures.

On their way to a local raptor rescue facility, this young hawk gathered the energy to escape its temporary cardboard home and was last seen in the vicinity of Dr. Stoffer's back yard.  Apparently all it needed was time to clear its head.  And Dr. Stoffer says that some adult red-shouldered hawks in the area may be helping out this younger new addition to the neighborhood.

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