Friday, June 25, 2010

Raptor Fledglings

Bobby Horvath, Animal Care & Control and the Park Rangers have been busy with all the fledgling raptors around the city. Here's a recent email from Bobby:

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From: Bobby
Date: June 22, 2010
Subject: Rescued Hawk?

The rescued hawk from 60th and 5th that was delivered to the Animal Medical Center was actually a male kestrel. I picked up 3 others from there Sunday including 2 from Grand Army Plaza not flighted enough yet and picked up by Park Rangers.

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Hopefully I'll be around when the young kestrels are released near Grand Army Plaza so I can take some photos of the event.

If you ever find a sick or injured hawk call the city's 311 line and they will contact the proper authorities. You can also contact Bobby or Cathy at Wildlife in Need of Rescue and Rehabilitation (WINORR).

In past posts I mentioned WINORR's ongoing need for support. Bobby and his volunteers are licensed wildlife rehabilitators, but receive no funds from the state, county, or federal governments. They rely completely on donations and grants. If you can help with the supplies for their day-to-day operations, here is a simple wish list:

paper towels
towels
baby blankets
bleach
baby wipes
cages (crates, bird cages, etc.)
animal carriers.

If you would like to donate any items, you can contact them at (516) 293-0587. If you’d like to make a monetary donation, checks can be made out to “Wildlife in Need of Rescue and Rehabilitation” and sent to:

WINORR, Inc.
202 N. Wyoming Avenue
North Massapequa, NY 11578

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