An unusual family made its home right in the middle of a busy Alexandria park. But then an accident temporarily took the Mom away from her youngsters.
People visiting Fort Ward Park worried that the baby red-tail hawks would starve. But as it turns out, they didn’t need to fret.
It’s a sight seldom seen in cities. Paula Sullivan and other nature lovers started focusing in on two red-tail hawk chicks at the park last month.
But their vigil turned into a raptor rescue mission after the mother hawk was hit by a car June 6 and then the father vanished. Sullivan contacted the Raptor Conservancy of Virginia and arranged for the rescue of the hungry, thirsty chicks.
But with the 9 News cameras rolling, we heard and saw something amazing. The momma hawk returned to feed her chicks.
Sullivan says they'll keep up the vigil and find out if the baby hawks still need rescuing. But for now, Mother Red-tail seems rather proud of feeding her young in front of the camera.
Some of the bird watchers have been monitoring the family of red-tail hawks since January. The birds are not an endangered species, but the chicks might still need rescuing if the father doesn't come back. It usually takes two parents to feed young hawks.
I have lived in Alexandria and know how urban so it is amazing the the Hawks decided to nest there; however there is a family of red tailed hawks that lives in Manhattan, NY and has survived there for several years so there is hope for them. The Grandfathers had a reason for putting them there. Thank your for reminding us that just because you live in a city wildlive can still be visible to us.
May the Creator bless you today and everyday! SOARS WITH EAGLES
Post by Eagle Plumes on Aug 9, 2006 5:10:11 GMT -6
We live in the suburbs, but with a long patch of woods out behind our home we see alot of different birds including a Hawk I enjoy seeing while im doing my dish's, and early in the morning I see deer here and there and in the evening hours as well. We enjoys watching the deer graze on the grass as there walk in and out of the brush.
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