A short youtube clip on the Harrier Hawk off to the vet..
See Part 1 of the rescue HERE
Monday morning and our beautiful Harrier Hawk is still alive… what a relief he made it through the night… I had left a message for a wonderful lady Bonnie who has saved and rescued many hawks and owls over the years. She drove out to collect Horatio the Harrier, (he had to have a name). I learnt so much from her and was in awe at how gentle she was when handling him and taking him out of the cage. As you can see from the youtube clip below his leg is broken. She was very optimistic that the vet would be able to splint it and she said in a few weeks he will be well enough to release. He looks like a young hawk probably from last years hatchings… She has one in her large Avery that is recovering from a broken wing. In winter she feeds the wild hawks on her dairy farm in southland, they go through eight sheep carcases per week. She said that they have up to 30 hawks feeding. There is never a dull moment at Tranquillity… I am so pleased we were able to save this magnificent bird… Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 Southland New Zealand 23rd April 2012
Yipeee!!… I’m Off To The Vet!
I would like to dedicate this one to Laura Retyi a beautiful lady who does a great deal for animals… thank you for being who you are Laura… this one is for you…
*Harrier Hawk Collage 2 – Off To The Vet
Yipeee!!… I’m Off To The Vet! – Harrier Hawk
I’ll Soon Soar The Countryside Once More – Harrier Hawk
Don’t Just Stand There, I Need Help!!! – Harrier Hawk