Two Hawks, One Day – Columbia and Schenectady Counties
On June 29, ECOs Wes Leubner and Lt. Jason DeAngelis responded to a report of an injured Red-Tailed Hawk in the town of Glenville.
Residents said the hawk was unable to fly and moving around slowly on the ground for several hours. When the ECOs arrived, the officers found the hawk in the shade of a home, visibly distressed. Utilizing a pair of leather gloves, a cotton shirt, and a cardboard box, the ECOs picked up the juvenile hawk and carefully placed it in the box for transport to a licensed wildlife rehabilitator.
Also on June 29, ECO Mike Arp received a call from off-duty NYS Park Police Officer Bill Arp, his brother, who had located another injured hawk on State Rt. 23 in the town of Claverack. ECO Arp met his brother, took possession of the bird, and transported it to a wildlife rehabilitator for treatment and eventual release back to the wild.