Wednesday, July 13, 2016
And this time it's not a GHO. This is PELE, (not the famous soccer player) a Red-tailed Hawk about 25-30 days old. Unfortunately he came out of his nest high in a large tree. The worst part is the huge sand layer right under the nest which makes it impossible for a power company truck to get under it. Those trucks weight tens of thousands of pounds and it would probably be permanently stuck if it ventured onto the sand. The nest is also too high to reach with any ladder I know of.
There is another chick in the nest so the parents will still be kept busy finding and bringing back food. In the meantime, PELE, will be here in the care of my redtail foster mom, BONNIE 3.