Saturday, March 2, 2013
One of my favourite things to do is volunteer with the Toronto Wildlife Centre. Thanks to Chris M a few years ago I have become more and more involved with them. Today I was asked to release a beautiful juvenile Red-tailed Hawk. This is my favourite bird. Thrill to see this lovely hawk fly out of the box, and land in a nearby tree. He looked around and then flew to the next branch up. Once again he flew up. I stayed in my car once he flew with the window down. I watched him sit on the branch, preen, poop and look around at the other birds. Chick-a-dees arrived but left very quickly. He took one more flight and continued to preen. Thank you TWC for saving this wonderful hawk. You may have remember my last Red-tailed hawk that unfortunately did not make it - very similiar problem. Nice to see a juvenile that was starving make it and is back in the wild. This hawk was located close to my work nest. It is highly possible that this was one the SCC Red-tailed Hawk young from 2012. Another chance. Another great rescue by Toronto Wildlife Centre.