An edition of: WaterAtlas.orgPresented By: Sarasota County, USF Water Institute

Water-Related News

Red-shouldered hawk and nestlings recued by volunteers, Sarasota EMS

On April 26th, 2018, a neighbor of Red Bug Slough, Charlie Moffit, found an adult Red Shouldered Hawk in rough shape on the ground underneath its nest. Wildlife Center of Venice was called and two volunteers came out assess the situation. It was determined that the hawk should be taken into the WCV for rehab as it was in bad shape. After waiting for about two hours, no other adult hawks returned to the nest to take care of the hatchlings who were calling loudly by that point. The volunteers contacted Sarasota County Emergency Services for assistance, who came with a bucket truck and the hatchlings were safely collected to go with the adult to rehab.