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An update on Horatio the Harrier Hawk who suffered a broken leg after colliding with a car. Bonnie took Horatio to the vet, he has two breaks in the leg. He is doing well and eating which is a good sign. I am still amazed at how Horatio knew to fly back to where we were standing landing a meter away from our feet. He is a survivor and must have sensed that we were there to help. This image was taken seconds after he landed. I am hoping to go and see him over the week end. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 April 2012 Southland New Zealand.
Don’t Just Stand There, I Need Help!!!

FEATURED: ANIMAL CAPTIONS & CONFESSIONS
Everywhere in the world raptors are in decline however the Kahu (Harrier Hawk) is holding it’s own despite predators. It became a protected bird in New Zealand in 1985. They are scavengers and most of the time they take the easy option, i.e. road kills, resulting in many of them being killed by high speed traffic. They can be seen year round drifiting over road verges and countryside, soaring in wide circles without apparent fatigue while searching for prey.
Click on Images below to see rescue story and to View Youtube Clips
I’ll Soon Soar The Countryside Once More

Yipeee!!… I’m Off To The Vet!

Don’t Just Stand There, I Need Help!!! – Harrier Hawk

Harrier Hawk Rescue Collage

Harrier Hawk Collage 2 – Off To The Vet

FEATURED APRIL 2012

My fascination with birds began as a child and almost 50 years down the track my love for our feathered friends has not diminished. Once we moved to Tranquillity (our little country retreat) my passion for birds, all nature and wildlife became a digital reality through the lens of my camera.

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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • Thank you Ray

    – AndreaEL

  • Kay Kempton Raade
    Kay Kempton Raadeover 2 years ago

    What a great image and the story to go with it is wonderful!!

  • Always appreciate your lovely kind comments, thanks so much Kay

    – AndreaEL

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyover 2 years ago

    What a shot – excellent

  • Always appreciate your lovely kind comments, thanks so much Chris

    – AndreaEL

  • swaby
    swabyover 2 years ago

    Wow what an amazing story Andrea, best wishes to him for sure! Fabulous capture too!

  • Always appreciate your lovely kind comments, thanks so much Tina

    – AndreaEL

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture. I am glad he is doing better. Poor little guy.

  • Always appreciate your lovely kind comments, thanks so much Bunny

    – AndreaEL

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterover 2 years ago

    I hope you find him fit and well Andrea xx

  • Always appreciate your lovely kind comments, thanks so much Lynn

    – AndreaEL

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 2 years ago

    Terrific shot! Glad he is doing well!

  • Always appreciate your lovely kind comments, thanks so much Dot. I like your new profile…

    – AndreaEL

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    Very nice Andrea

  • Thank you Larry

    – AndreaEL

  • John Absher
    John Absherover 2 years ago

    Nice capture Andrea. Thanks for the briefing. It never ceases to amaze me what I might encounter since I began nature/bird photography about 8 years ago now. Their behaviors gotta make you wonder some times (e.g., flying to you and perhaps sensing that you were there to help. Good luck with Horatio. Hope he survives and does well.

  • Always appreciate your lovely kind comments, thanks so much John. Birds always amaze me…

    – AndreaEL

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksover 2 years ago

    Well captured photo Andrea. Hope you find him still improving on your visit !

  • Always appreciate your lovely kind comments, thanks so much Roy

    – AndreaEL

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