On February 19th, a woman in the Financial District saw an injured hawk and Tweeted the image to the Upper West Side’s Wild Bird Fund and other animal rescue groups.
.@NYCAudubon @wildbirdfund @NYCACC @nyc311 There is a hawk sitting on Front Street close to the corner of Front and Wall. He’s been there for a while and might need special care! pic.twitter.com/Pz4bCbQAZW
— Madeleine Lilia (@freechampagne) February 19, 2019
The Wild Bird Fund notified the police, who rescued the bird and brought it to their location on the Upper West Side.
Another prime example of the Police & the community working together: Thanks to information from @freechampagne & @wildbirdfund, we were able to safely assist a Hawk who was apparently injured & stranded. Special thanks to @NYPDSpecialops for the back! pic.twitter.com/qKplTqJja1
— NYPD 1st Precinct (@NYPD1Pct) February 19, 2019
When the injured hawk arrived at the WBF, the organization’s director, Rita McMahon, said that it appeared to have gotten into an aerial fight with another bird before plunging to the ground (reported by the NY Post).
It sounds like this innocent bird had an unfortunate run-in with an aggressive Wall Street type.
But now that she’s had some time to chill out on the UWS, she appears to be getting better.
Melanie, Twitter. Twitter, Melanie. She was a little too out of it on Tuesday to notice all the hubbub, but our red-tailed hawk guest (aka Ethan) is now upright, hydrated and enjoying some nice meds after her Wall Street ordeal. @yaelbt @freechampagne @JudahWorldChamp @NYPDnews pic.twitter.com/JAHTIg3tGB
— Wild Bird Fund (@wildbirdfund) February 23, 2019
The Wild Bird Fund Center is located at 565 Columbus Avenue, between 87th and 88th Streets. Check out their website to learn more about them.