Our most recent call was for the red-tailed hawk in the
picture. She is now safe with a raptor specialist, Dr. Heinz Meng, who
is caring for her until she is strong enough to be released. She would
starved to death, unable to hunt for her dinner (unlike a sport hunter),
if not for Dr. Meng’s help. We know she’s a she because the female of this
species is larger than the male, and she was quite large. When she was
picked up from a steep slope in the woods by a quick and nimble person,
everyone was yelling, “be careful of her talons,” but she stayed still
and let him carry her to a container. She has been a good little patient.
Meng said that it could have been days since she had had anything to eat.