Monday, November 30, 2020

Sharp-shinned Hawk Rescue

My sister Susan called me this morning to say they had an injured bird in their yard. I went right over and found this juvenile Sharp-shinned Hawk prostrate on the ground.  As the story unfolded, it became evident that this was a cat injury, and while we were deciding what to do, a cat appeared confirming our suspicions. Jeff, my brother-in-law, chased the cat away for the 3rd or 4th time. Susan was able to contact Chintimini Wildlife Center, and their advice was to put the bird in a box and bring it to them.  Susan rounded up a box, and a towel, and Jeff caught the hawk and placed it in the box. 
Jeff was able to throw the towel over the hawk to catch it.

Jeff with Susan's help placed the hawk gently in the box.

The hawk settled in for the trip

Susan ready to load up the patient in her car.

Susan reported that she arrived at Chintimini, checked the bird in, and they said she was welcome to check back with them, but give them 24 hours.  Moral of the story, please keep your cats inside. 

1 comment:

  1. I have always been a cat person, and all my cats have been indoors. This allows me to love cats AND birds.