Lincoln has reported that Alpha Baby was hit by a car while trying to carry a rat across the highway. The weight of the catch was too much for the baby to receive necessary height. Mama hawk watched while Lincoln retrieved the body, rat still in talons. The body has been recovered by the Urban Park Rangers and will be sent to DOH for testing.
We can only feel warmth in our heart for knowing this beautiful young hawk. The perils during the fledgling period are many. There are images of this sweet bird posted several days ago.