MANHATTAN – The NYPD show once again why they’re New York’s finest– coming to the aid of anyone in distress– including our feathered friends that usually live high above us.
So when a 911 call came in for this red-tailed hawk trapped between two buildings Thursday afternoon, the special Emergency Services Unit raced to East 85th Street to make a rescue, Patch reports.
The 19th Precinct on the Upper East Side tweeted out photos of the successful rescue (along with a few bird puns) after the hawk was taken to the Wild Bird Fund on the West Side for a complete checkup.
You could say this red-tailed beauty was stuck between a hawk & a hard place and in a state of shawk.— NYPD 19th Precinct (@NYPD19Pct) February 18, 2021
This bird of prey got stuck between two buildings—but thanks to our Emergency Services Unit was freed & brought to the @wildbirdfund, to ensure he gets back to beak performance. pic.twitter.com/uoj9PaIq3x
“No jailbird here” they precinct tweeted, adding “just needed a lift to our local bird spa for some pampering.” The Wild Bird Fund tweeted back, “Eggsellent work!”
Catherine Quayle, a spokesperson for the Wild Bird Fund told Patch it was a juvenile hawk “who seems simply to have gotten into a jam.” Adding that the young bird of prey will be treated for parasites and lead poisoning before being released.