Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Here and gone

I got in an immature Sharp-shinned Hawk a few weeks ago after she had apparently either hit a window or branch when landing. They hunt birds and often find themselves in trouble if the bird feeders are too close to a house. They just don't see the glass. SQUINT suffered a hurt eye and a wound to the left side of her head.

With medicine and time she's made a full recovery and today was the end of her time here. Because she's a young bird with no territory or mate, and I have tons of sparrows living here, I released her right outside the cage room. She's been eating a half a quail every day so flew off in great weight. With our weather becoming nicer in the next few days I doubt she'll have any trouble finding food.

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