That meant that the entire week was spent working with the chimney swifts to get them ready for release, documenting the recently released birds still hanging around the yard, and trying to find placement for the first-year red-tailed hawk.
Thus far, no joy on placing the RT. Every educational center in the state either has a full complement of educational RTs or isn’t interested in a non-flighted bird. I’m reluctant to expand the search outside the state, as the paperwork involved in transferring a bird across state lines is reputedly a nightmare. We’ll keep looking…
The swifts are good to go this week, I think. Gonna give ‘em another day or two to be sure, but all’s looking good for a release by mid-week.
From now through winter, most of LWR’s intakes will be injured migrating adults, which will mean many of the “usual” species and the odd “never had one of those before” species.