By Jennifer Taylor, Animal Care Coordinator

A Red-tailed Hawk nest in Barnstable lost a nestling due to an unknown event. The home owners had been watching the interactions of a pair of hawks and their two babies. The nestling was sighted on the ground after the caller heard a raucous of Blue Jays in the yard. The home owners called Wild Care, and we asked if they could get the bird into a box. That should not have been a problem, however the chick’s parents were swooping at them whenever they got near.

We put a call out to our hawk-savvy volunteers. Jayne was at the dentist, and Peg was at the vets...