Red Tail Hawk Eyess
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|I was driving back to Baker City from Burnt River Canyon looking for Bighorns and rattlesnakes and this Red Tail Hawk was standing in the middle of the highway. As I was approaching the Hawk in my car two other cars going in the opposite direction had to swerve to miss it, and as I realized that it may be hurt I stopped. I got out and stood beside it and saw that it had indeed hurt its leg and wing, probably hit the fence, I then retreated to my truck and drew out of the back of my truck a long burlap pad and quickly opened it above the hawk. It sprang over to its back, with talons extended and wings outstretched in a defensive measure, and as it did so I threw the burlap over its body. I then picked it up and placed it in the truck, keeping it unable to venture to the front of the truck. I took it home and did eventually get it to eat some warmed up meat, and the following Monday I took it to the Wildlife Service and they then took it to the Vet. |
It was a beautiful Hawk, however, it's wing was not repairable and subsequently had to be put to sleep.
I had no problem with it as I sat with it in the basement through the first night and gained some trust from it.
Sorry to see it go....
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- [2006-01-16 3:51]
Beautiful colours and patterns. Excellent eye contact.
Nicely done and a very sad story
Lovely shot. Good play of bright and dark areas. Very expresive eyes: it was the first thing that atracted my sight.
nice details and colors