Above is a video of a Raptor Trust staffer releasing Susan the Red-shoulder from Allendale on Thursday. Susan was taken to The Raptor Trust after falling out of her nest as a nestling. The Raptor Trust treated and banded her.
Above is a video of Stiles Thomas releasing Laura the Red-shoulder in March of 2008. Susan had been taken to The Raptor Trust after flying into a window. The Raptor Trust treated and banded her.
Above left is Courtney last week. Above right is Susan two days ago. (Click on images to enlarge.)
P.S. The Lee Memorial Library has a copy of Survival, the book several of us did a decade ago about the Allendale Red-shoulders. Or you can download a free e-book copy here:
I did a lot of the writing, with additional chapters by John Workman (on the Red-shoulders' courting display) and Ken Wiegand (on what it's like to host a Red-shoulder nest). Len Soucy of The Raptor Trust wrote the Foreword.
The book also features a locator map with the hawk’s nesting sites from 2002 to 2011, an interview with Celery Farm Warden Emeritus Stiles Thomas, who has followed the hawks’ triumphs and tragedies for the past decade -- and some nifty surprises.