Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Fortunate Red-Tailed Hawk

Late yesterday, we were referred a call from the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter about a large raptor on the deck of a beachfront home in Aptos, CA. Apparently, the bird had struck the glass windbreak, and it appeared stunned and confused.

One our local responders, Marsha, was very quick to respond.

Although the bird appeared alert when she arrived, and its wings seemed undamaged, it was immediately transported to Native Animal Rescue for evaluation.

With nothing more than a slight abrasion on the tip of its elbow, the following day it was returned to the bluff and released.


This bird was really lucky to have survived an impact with glass. Many do not. Please, click HERE to learn more about the hazards of glass panes, and find out what you can do to make your home or office safer for birds.

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