Our friends at the Avian Reconditioning Center had been rehabing a female Northern Harrier for quite a while. It was finally time to set her free as she seemed healed well and there were sightings of other Harriers moving down for the Fall.
Richard and Christine got the privilage of doing the banding last week. Here, Scott holds the bird as Richard begins to apply the band to the bird's right leg.
Next, Richard secures the band and the bird is ready to be set free on the next opportunity.
Carol emailed us on the 29th and reports, "...we released her today and she flew & flew & flew.....it was beautiful!"
Farewell little lady!