The Audubon Has a Gorgeous New Hawk
Help give him a name, now through the end of the month.
The Audubon's new red-tailed hawk is one scrappy fellow. According to the experts, the one-year-old bird of prey was injured from a fall when he was a twelve-week-old fledgling. His left wing was broken, and he couldn't fly like his brothers and sisters.
In August, he was spotted hopping on a highway median in Sheldon, Connecticut. He'd been living on the ground for more than three weeks, scavenging for food.
A wildlife rehabilitator named Christine Peyreigne took him in for five months, but after a veterinarian determined he was permanently injured, the Audubon Society of Rhode Island gave him a home.
Now, he needs a name.
Visitors to the Audubon's Environmental Education Center in Smithfield are invited to suggest names for the little stunner, now through February 28. Then, a panel of judges will choose five names that will be posted on the Audubon's website in early March. The public is invited to vote for their favorite and the hawk's naming day will be on March 20, the first day of spring.
Visit asri.org for more information.