Bye-Bye red-tail

Tired from reading so many eagle post here lately? Read this from the Ketchikan Daily News about a red-tail that visitied with us for a while.

BACK TO NATURE — Alice Bryant, bird curator of the Alaska Wildlife Foundation, releases a Harlan's red-tailed hawk from a boardwalk at the Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary south of Ketchikan Tuesday. The bird flew to a nearby tree while about a dozen crows took to the air and began flying around the hawk and making harsh, raucous noises. The hawk sat calmly and rouffled its feathers in a manner Bryant said indicated it was making itself comfortable. The hawk was rehabilitated at the Bird Treatment and Learning Center in Anchorage after suffering a broken wing somewhere near Tok, according to Bryant. Staff photo by Tom Miller