Hi everyone, By the time Rose and I made contact today, it was too late in the day for me to get back to Interlaken and confirm the bird was still visible and for her then to make the trip & arrive before sunset. I will look again tomorrow morning and see if I can find it on my way to work.
As of 5:30 PM today, the hawk was on the ground in the spot marked with a pin here <http://tinyurl.com/py5lx62>. It had just crossed 96 and was hopping/flapping generally north. While it is injured, it still is a powerful and alert animal & I doubt anyone without the right experience and equipment can catch it without hurting both themselves and the hawk. My suggestion is that if you see the bird and it is possible for you to wait in the area while help comes, then call either the Cornell Wildlife Center (607-253-3060 and follow the prompts to the Wildlife Center to discuss the situation and get directions) or call Rose at the number she gave below and see if someone can come catch it. You /must/ stay with the bird to keep an eye on where it goes, though - it is unlikely someone would be able to just show up a half hour later and be able to find it unless you do this, as these fields have lots of cover in and around them! If someone does try or succeed in catching this hawk, could you let me know? Thanks - Alicia On 4/1/2014 6:18 PM, Rosalie V Borzik wrote: > > Hi Alicia, > > If you go back to that area, tell me the hawk is still there and wait > for me to arrive, I will come. Otherwise, it's a long drive for what > is likely to be a wild goose chase. > > Email me at rbor...@audubon.org <mailto:rbor...@audubon.org> or call > my cell 607-342-0271 <tel:607-342-0271> > > Rose Borzik > > Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Smartphone > > ------ Original message------ > > *From: *Alicia Plotkin > > *Date: *Tue, 4/1/2014 6:08 PM > > *To: *CAYUGABIRDS-L; > > *Subject:*[cayugabirds-l] Injured Red-Tailed Hawk > > Hi, > > On my way home from work, at 5:30 PM, an injured mature (and > gorgeous) red-tailed hawk was in a field just south of Interlaken. It > was able to jump and flap for very short distances - maybe 3' in lift > and 10' in distance - and was progressing through a series of flap/hops, > but appeared to have an injury to the left wing and possibly weakness in > the left leg. It was extremely alert - it watched crouched by the side > of Rte 96A for a series of cars and trucks to scream past and then > flap/hopped across the road - but surely will tire quickly. The field I > last saw it in is I think the same one where a Snowy Owl was seen > briefly earlier this year (not be me) and is a favorite of foxes and > coyotes. > > Anyone have the name/phone number of someone willing to go after > this strong but injured bird? I can give more specific directions then, > or meet someone there to show them where it was last seen. > > Alicia > > --- > This email is free from viruses and malware because avast! Antivirus > protection is active. > http://www.avast.com > > > -- > > Cayugabirds-L List Info: > http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME > http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES > http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm > > ARCHIVES: > 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html > 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds > 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html > > Please submit your observations to eBird: > http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ > > -- --- This email is free from viruses and malware because avast! Antivirus protection is active. http://www.avast.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --