Wild Paradise: Broad Winged Hawk

For all the posts in the Wild Paradise Series, go here.

On the Eagle Walk that I attended a couple weeks ago at the Shepaug Eagle Observatory, folks from Connecticut Audubon Society brought three birds of prey that they house and protect in their sanctuary. The third and final one was the Broad Winged Hawk named Ruby. She was also hit by a car and rescued by Audubon folks. She is the smallest and the fastest of the hawks and can see from as far as 200 ft. She can live up to 25 yrs in captivity.

The Audubon folks were encouraging us to support the Rodenticides Bill that will introduce new rules on the usage of rodenticides as they are causing harm to raptors. They were also promoting the Lights Out Bill that will enforce rules to shut off the lights after a certain time to help migration of birds.

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