Fast-moving vehicles pose a threat to hawks and other birds

Posted 12 September 2023 at 10:41 am


Getting where you’re going a minute earlier may seem necessary, but it often is unnecessary and stresses the only planet we have a bit more.

On Monday, September 11, a red-tail hawk was doing what they do for us while attempting to survive when hit by a vehicle just east of Millville on 31A. Was that machine being driven above the speed limit by a person who didn’t care what is more likely to happen when we drive too fast? Would it have happened anyway? Was it just absent-mindedness? Or was it just a young bird who misjudged a dangerous situation?

Living things may be killed by individuals driving within the posted limits. However, death—or serious injury—is more likely when we drive above the legal limits.

Red tails hunt mice and other small rodents. They help all areas but are especially valuable to an agricultural one such as ours.

They are also beautiful creatures who have their place in the grand scheme of things. Please consider giving them—and all of our birds—a brake.

Sincerely yours,

Gary F. Kent