Survived hawk/falcon attack in Soquel

by Chris
(Soquel, CA)

Not visibly injured/bleeding but hobbling around. This bird is about 11 inches long, with a 3/4 inch yellow beak with black tip. Yellow feet with claws. Body darkish gray with subtle lighter markings. Thin white ring around back of neck, with greenish iridescent feathers below that. Red ring around eyes. Not making any sound.


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Is there a bird rehabilitation facility near you? I would recommend taking him to one.

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Apr 15, 2012
Thank you
by: Susan

Thank you for the update. Glad all's well.

Apr 11, 2012
She's all better! (and she's a band-tailed pigeon)
by: Chris

Actually, after hanging out in a soft box for a while and eating a bunch of bird seed, and hobbling around with less and less gimpiness, it (I think a she) flew up out of the box and try to fly out of the (closed) window. Luckily no further injury. But she was flying well and I opened the door and she flew out, first to a fence then a tree then gone. My wife believes she is a band-tailed pigeon. Indeed she looks exactly like the picture at http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Band-tailed_Pigeon/id except that her coloring was much more drab.

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