Today was certainly an exciting day for me! I was fortunate to actually witness the release of a rescued/rehabilitated Red Tail Hawk back into the wild at the Estrella Mountain Regional Park! A first for me; it was incredible to watch the Hawk take flight after being caged for months!
Amy Roberts, Estrella Mountain Park Ranger, described exactly how the Red Tail Hawk was injured and rescued by Fallen Feathers. Fallen Feathers is a rescue group committed to helping and rehabilitating birds and then releasing them back into their natural environment. The Hawk, along with its sibling was found on the ground below their nest. Amy placed a phone call to Fallen Feathers; the beginning of months of rehabilitation for one sibling, unfortunately, the second did not survive.
Kay Aufill, the assistant director of Fallen Feathers, was on hand for “the” release.