NJMC Naturalists Michael Newhouse (above) and Gabrielle Bennett-Meany rescued a Red-tailed Hawk near Disposal Road in North Arlington late Tuesday afternoon. An NJMC staffer had seen the hawk, noted that it did not fly away when approached, and called the naturalists.
Newhouse and Meany saw that the young hawk was emaciated and possibly dehydrated, and the NJMC's Brett Bragin brought it to the Raptor Trust in Millington for rehab. We will let you know of the Redtail's progress.
We hope to release the Redtail in the Meadowlands in a couple of weeks.