Cleaned of oil, Red-tailed Hawks back home
In the “lets make it right” category. Please take a look at the wonderful release of two young red-tailed hawks oiled in the aftermath of the Cosco Busan oil spill last month. They were cleaned of oil at our facility in Cordelia and spent weeks in treatment at WildCare in San Rafael.
As many know already, raptors saw the spill as a golden opportunity to feed on oiled, weak and dying birds along the San Francisco Bay shorelines. What came natural to theses hawks probably has killed many more.
The release of these lucky red-tails this week is testimony to the power of humans trying to heal the balance of nature that we all have altered.
The photos and audio are from Jeff Vendsel a gifted photographer at the Marin Indepedent Journal. See the slide show