fruitvale bridge falcon update – sad news
For more information, also check out the San Jose Mercury News article at this link.
The picture below, of Haya, was taken by me on May 31st, the evening before she was shot. She is a beautiful animal, a fierce hunter and defensive mother – I am honored to have spent time with her and I hope she can once again fly free.
This picture of Marina I took on June 2nd, the day after her mother was shot and 8 days before she was shot. It was evening and she had just done what might have been one of her first solo hunting forays on the river in front of me. She drifted over me after making two passes at an alert water bird that was floating on the surface of the water. Hopefully she has the chance to hunt free once again.
I pray that we human beings can remember who we are supposed to be, and once were – stewards of the Earth and its plants and creatures. I feel sorrow for the birds, especially the survivors who might never fly free again, and for all of us who love them. And I feel sorrow for the lost and confused person who would perpetrate such an act.
Thank you falcon family, may you have better days ahead!