A couple of days ago, a neighbor showed up at my door with an injured Red Shouldered Hawk. He’d found the bird sitting on a street not far from my house. He managed to wrap the hawk up in a towel and then, not knowing what else to do, brought the hawk to our house. It was an incredible opportunity to see one of these magnificent creatures up close. The hawk was clearly in a state of shock. We put him in a spare cage, and then called Animal Care and Control, who sent somebody out to get him. The next day, they passed him along to the Peninsula Humane Society. I’m waiting to hear what happened after that. He may have a broken pelvis, which, I assume, would doom him.
Another strange bird happening: For the past few months, there has been an albino robin flying around North Beach. Judy managed to get this shot of him.