Monday, February 11, 2013

Red Shouldered Hawk

 ‘Pippin’ - Red-shouldered Hawk

The story of Pippin is unfortunately a common one.  In 2003, he was found flying around a neighborhood acting abnormal for a wild hawk.  When approached, he actually landed on the roof of a car begging for food.  He is an  ‘imprint’ which somebody raised and released thinking they had saved the bird’s life.  But Pippin was found almost starved to death, not knowing how to hunt.  Fortunately, he has become a wonderful education ambassador with Blackland Prairie Raptor Center in Texas.

Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge has several of their ambassador raptors at Super Saturday last summer and i was so happy to get many wonderful photos of Pippin!

Dallas Ft Worth area is home to the Blackland Prairie Raptor Center - Raptor Project

No comments:

Post a Comment