Friday, February 17, 2012
Hit and lay down
Not run or fly, but just lay down. This beautiful female Sharp-shinned Hawk hit a window in a local coffee shop while chasing a meal, a sparrow. Both hit the window, killing the sparrow but not this smallest accipiter. Luckily one of the ladies inside saw it happen and called me right away. She also quickly placed a towel over the bird so it wouldn't try to get away. She's now in a cage here at IBR and has made a meal of the luckless sparrow.
As this beautiful bird is in excellent shape and not injured I will release her tomorrow and let her get on with living.