Alert — and humane — “06880” reader Colleen Zapfel writes:
While driving on Sasco Creek Road today, we saw a man named Rob stopped next to an injured osprey. [NOTE: Readers — including Audubon experts — have identified this as a red-tailed hawk.]
It was sitting in the middle of the road, not moving, as cars drove by. We got out to help.
We called animal control, went back and put him in a box for safety.
Gina from Westport animal control picked him up. She took him to Dr. Plunkett in Fairfield.
So if the
osprey red-tailed hawk you love to watch is gone for a few days from its normal nest — now you know why.