Rehabilitated hawks soar over Greenwich in second stab at life in wild

Two rehabilitated hawks were released back into the wild in Greenwich on Sunday.As one baby and one adult hawk took flight, more than 100 bird lovers gathered at the Audubon Grounds rose in a standing

News 12 Staff

Sep 17, 2006, 11:20 PM

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Rehabilitated hawks soar over Greenwich in second stab at life in wild
Two rehabilitated hawks were released back into the wild in Greenwich on Sunday.As one baby and one adult hawk took flight, more than 100 bird lovers gathered at the Audubon Grounds rose in a standing ovation. Wildlife in Crisis volunteers spent weeks rehabilitating the two hawks ? one had been hit by a car and another was poisoned after exposure to pesticides. Dara Reid, director of Wildlife in Crisis, says the birds were thin and weak when they first came to volunteers. She says it's important that people know the presence of hawks in the environment is critical to getting rid of troublesome rodents.During annual fall migration, the Audubon releases rehabilitated hawks into the wild every year. At the release, children hiked, colored and took a peek at other owls and fowl. Related Information:Wildlife in Crisis, Inc.


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