Falconer’s Hawk Found – Greene County
On Nov. 6, ECO Anthony Glorioso was contacted by a resident in the town of Cairo who reported a hawk behaving strangely near his house.
ECO Glorioso arrived and located a non-native hawk perched in a tree. A closer look revealed the hawk had a bell on its leg, leading the ECO to believe a licensed falconer may have lost their captive hawk.
ECO Glorioso knows of a falconer living a few miles away, and upon arriving at the man’s house, the falconer excitedly asked, “You found my bird?”
The two drove to the location and safely captured the hawk, which had been missing for three days after high winds had blown it off course during a training flight. The Harris Hawk, a native to the southwestern United States, would have not survived the coming winter if it had not been found.