I gave my new little friend that name after a song by Lou Rawls: Dead end street
This beautiful bird flew into the path of a car in front of me on Nimitz Blvd.
it was knocked up and over the car flying out of control
I was afraid it would land on me as I was riding my motorcycle
but I managed to get out of the path and stopped about 50'
past the point that the bird had landed upside-down
drove off but just had to go back to see if it might need help
as I passed it heading to a place to turn back to its location
it was still laying on its back and not moving
2 minutes later when I arrived, the bird it was sitting up looking
I had to think about what to do with something that needed med. attention
Yet could claw me into pieces at will
as a photographer my first thought was to take a picture
then I removed everything from the bag I was carrying my camera and sailing stuff in
and dropped it over the bird,
Then I came to the realization that I kinda had a tiger by the tail
I found a semi long stick,and VERY Apprehensively zipped the bag
without having the bird get out or hurt any more than it was
about this time the lady who hit the bird arrived
she was upset thinking about what happened to the bird
and offered to drive the bird to a Wildlife Rescue clinic
being excited to have a Hawk riding on my lap in a thin bag
I said GREAT Let's Go - Follow me !!!!!
By the time we arrived at a place that was open
the bird was getting restless (a Good sign)
bird was admitted and I was allowed to take some pictures
and pet the little guys head before leaving
I could not wait
to come back to check on my little buddy
and hopefully soon photograph him/her flying off to live happy ever after
PHOTOS By: DA-WOODY.COM / Dennis St.Onge
She felt worse than the bird !
Ever get to pet a Hawk ?
Sadly "Mr Wind"
never made it through the night :-(
I try to only share positive things !
for a reason
and I don't understand why this all took place
If it was a
don't know if I passed or failed ?
But I know I tried and feel bad my little friend is gone :-(