Friday, November 17, 2006

Rescued Hawk Treated and Released!

One of the Divines from the Cathedral nest last season sporting an example of a young Red-tailed Hawk's brown tail. We don't know the identity of the Brown-tail rescued near the 59th St. bridge in Queens.
Katherine Herzog, hawkwatcher and researcher, has unearthed some information on the Brown-tail mentioned in The New York Post's article of November 2nd. (See entry of November 13th, Not Pale Male's daughter but...?)
Kat got in touch with Mike Pastore, Director of Operations at Animal Care and Control, and he very nicely emailed her back with the information that the young hawk was found dazed and weak, and therefore was able to be approached and captured by a caring individual.
The Post article relates that after being rescued the brown-tail went first to The Animal Medical Center and then was given into the care of Animal Care and Control (ACC).
Mr. Pastore of ACC, told Katherine that the hawk was then rehabilitated by Bobby Horvath of Long Island. (Thanks, B. H.) And when fit, she was released where she had been found, in Queens near the 59th St. Bridge.
No information yet on exactly what might have been wrong with her; never fear we're still digging.
But don't you just love having a successful ending to a rescue?
Donegal Browne
P.S. The new system still has some interesting aspects, like the yellow highlighting from Spellcheck that sometimes won't go away and the fact that it tends to eliminate all the blank lines between paragraphs.


Anonymous said...

Do you know which one of the Divine babies is in the photo?

rbs said...

Timestamp embedded in the picture file data says the photo was taken at 5:57 p.m. on June 16.

If that's correct, then the picture is of the first fledgling to leave the nest. The second did not exit the nest until the next day.

Consensus was that fledgling #1 was Big Sister, right?

Donegal Browne said...


Grand to hear from you! Correct as usual. According to my notes the fledge in question is Eldest/Big Sister.

Also folks, if you click on the hawk in rbs's post, it will take you to a link for Bloomingdale Village, Rob's wonderful blog.