As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Nelson House windows smashed to free trapped hawk

A bird the Department of Conservation believes is either a Cooper's hawk or sharp-shinned hawk peers out the a top floor window at the former Nelson House on Market St. in Poughkeepsie this afternoon.
A bird the Department of Conservation believes is either a Cooper's hawk or sharp-shinned hawk peers out the a top floor window at the former Nelson House on Market St. in Poughkeepsie this afternoon

Workers from the Dutchess County Department of Public Works came to the aid of a hawk trapped inside the condemned Nelson House Annex on Market Street in Poughkeepsie this afternoon.

The bird was spotted and photographed by office workers from across the street for days, looking forlornly through windows inside the building. The workers dubbed the bird "Nelson."

The DPW workers used a bucket truck to reach and smash the fourth-story windows where "Nelson" had been spotted.

A bird the Department of Conservation believes is either a Cooper's hawk or sharp-shinned hawk peers out the a top floor window at the former Nelson House on Market St. in Poughkeepsie this afternoon. / Spencer Ainsley/Poughkeepsie Journal


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