[CT Birds] Redtail release

smkbard at cox.net smkbard at cox.net
Thu May 8 17:31:47 EDT 2014

Humorous incident  on WTNH TV a few minutes ago.  In a "live" shot from suburban area of Hamden, TV cameras were at the ready as raptor rehabber prepared to release Red-tailed Hawk brought back to health after wing injury last month.  Camera followed the bird after it was released.  The hawk flew about 25 feet to a tree branch, and was immediately harassed by a Blue Jay.  That hawk had to be thinking:  "I get freed from humans---and now this!"  Sort of the Rodney Dangerfield of the bird world--no respect.

Steve Kotchko

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