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Fledgling Cooper’s hawk rescued in St. Helena’s Crane Park

Fledgling Cooper’s hawk rescued in St. Helena’s Crane Park

5b3a97e3ee8e6.imageA fledgling Cooper’s hawk was rescued last Thursday at St. Helena’s Crane Park after it had fallen from its nest.

Joe Borden, a certified master arborist and president of St. Helena’s Britton Tree Services, said someone spotted the fledgling and called Carol Poole, a volunteer with the Napa Wildlife Rescue. Poole called Borden and on Thursday morning, Sam Glenn of Britton Tree Services put the baby hawk in a canvas bag, climbed 30 feet to the hawk’s next and pulled the baby up to the nest.

Borden called the hour-long rescue “very cool. Apparently as Sam got close to the nest, the brother just jumped out of the nest and scooted out on a branch no more than two feet away and watched. Mama bird flew about six feet away and also watched. It was a great moment.”