Back to Mother

nature that is.

Aug 24, 2013

After a successful rehab by Mr. Steve Stone of the American Wildlife Refuge, Hillary was returned back to mother nature.  Steve thinks the Red-tail is a he, since his weight and size fits more of a male Red-tail.  I guess we can rename her He-Larry 🙂

Another Red-tail was also released together with Hillary.  This one was a juvenile close to becoming an adult as evidenced by some red tail feathers mixed in with the striped-grey juvenile ones.

hillary (3 of 14) hillary (1 of 14)

Hillary looked good, but it was time to be on her own.

hillary (4 of 14) hillary (5 of 14)

Live Long and Prosper!

hillary (6 of 14)

Hillary didn’t go far and landed on a tree branch.  She looked and assessed this unfamiliar surroundings that she’ll soon call home.

hillary (7 of 14) hillary (8 of 14)

After a few minutes, she flew and landed on the ground and WALKED up and behind a tree.

hillary (11 of 14) hillary (13 of 14)

Hint: Don’t walk. Use your wings.  Walking is for us bi-peds 🙂

hillary (14 of 14)

Then she was gone. 😦

Good luck!

Ciao!

JP

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