Hawk flies away from Earth Day activities
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Earth Day events at the Missouri Capitol proved too stimulating for one performer.
Mesquite, a Harris’ Hawk from the World Bird Sanctuary, was coaxed down from atop a building on Madison Street on Friday afternoon, after flying away from the stage at the Capitol where he was slated to be part of a presentation by the sanctuary.
World Bird Sanctuary naturalist and Mesquite’s handler Michael Zeloski said the hawk had gotten overwhelmed by the activities at the Capitol when he flew into a tall tree near the stage.