Monday, June 22, 2009

Harris Hawk

Here is a gorgeous Harris Hawk. Harris Hawks are birds of prey, and they occasionally swoop in my backyard to go after a bunny. 

This hawk is being rehabilitated at Liberty Wildlife, a rescue program of wild animals such as hawks, eagles, owls, and more. 

Liberty Wildlife is phenomenal. They have a dispatch number to call if there are any dangerous wildlife encounters or injured wildlife. You can call them at 480.998.5550 for assistance. 

My secretary volunteers each week for four hours to handle calls regarding emergencies involving wild animals. Now we all call her when we have an issue with an animal at our homes or at work. I am not sure she likes that, but she tolerates all of us doing so.

Click Liberty Wildlife for more information. Click on "About Us" on their website to see a video of a release of a bald eagle into the desert environment.

16 comments:

Kate said...

People who volunteer at animal shelters are usually kind, gentle, and sensitive folks. They have my admiration. Those who harm animals however are dastardly!

PAK said...

I saw some Harris Hawks on my Thursdays trip. (Well, it was a kind of ZOO...)

It is great, thate people look after animals!

Olivier said...

c'est une belle photo et bravo pour cette association.
it is a nice photograph and bravo for this association.

Jim said...

What a powerful looking bird.

brattcat said...

So interesting to see such elegant draperies at a wild life center.

Lois said...

Magnificent bird! We have a similar wildlife organization here and I have called them on several occasions.

Sharon said...

This bird has a very intelligent look about him.

robert said...

What a nice way to start into this week. Dreaming of what he might be able to see, allows even me to 'forget' about those seven story high buildings around.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Brattcat,
In Julie's absence I will clarify that the draperies are not at the Liberty Wildlife Center. The hawk was being rehabilitated at the the wildlife center, but the photo was not taken at the center. Liberty Wildlife Center had a booth at function that Julie attended, and she took the photo there.

Liberty Wildlife Center takes some of their animals to schools and community events to showcase the work that they do, to increase awareness for animal conservation and protection, and (I presume) to seek volunteers and donations.

Christopher Raun Leth said...

What a magnificent bird. A good thing that it and the other wild animals are taken into care when injured.

glenda said...

Beautiful hawk! So good to hear about rescure efforts with animals. Love the new slide show added to your blog.

Jarart said...

These birds are magnificent and that sounds like a wonderful organizaton.

Cezar and Léia said...

Hi sweetie Julie!
Fantastic bird!It's very elegant!
Have a great week!
Léia

purrs and love Luna(from Brazil)

Prospero said...

What a majestic bird. I bet it' s pretty good at catching its prey.

Jacob said...

I am so grateful for these people who assist birds and other creatures that have been hurt, often by humans...there's an bird rehab center at Silver Springs Park which does a great job, too.

Don and Krise said...

Magnificent creatures. We humans need to do whatever we can to help insure their survival.

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