Kip’s Comments 11-18-20

Waxing Crescent Moon (15%) - Image 661431 (© Kip Ladage)

 

We are on our Way!

Tonight’s moon is a 15% waxing crescent moon. What that means is we are on our way toward another full moon. I am hopeful that weather conditions will hold out long enough that I can sneak in another full moon paddle before my favorite bodies of water turn solid. For those wondering, the next full moon is titled the “Full Beaver Moon” and will occur on November 30. Depending on weather conditions, I may delay my full-moon paddle one night so I can say that I have paddled every month of 2020.   

This is a picture of tonight’s waxing crescent moon.   

Waxing Crescent Moon (15%) - Image 661431 (© Kip Ladage)

Waxing Crescent Moon (15%) – Image 661431 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Following is an update on the red-tailed hawk featured yesterday:     

Red-tailed Hawk Update! – From Terese (Black Hawk Wildlife Rehabilitation Project)… the hawk has a great weight and is probably a female (weighs 2.8 pounds). She has no fractures and appears to have hit her head hard. The hawk may have a detached retina.

Hawk Recovery Orders are: strict cage rest, anti-inflammatories and antibiotics.

The road ahead for this hawk will not be easy. She is where she needs to be.

As for a prognosis…sorry, only time will tell. Know that the bird is much better off having met Karl. Terese will provide the best care for it.

Injured Red-tailed Hawk in Box - Image 661430 (© Kip Ladage)

Injured Red-tailed Hawk in Box – Image 661430 (© Kip Ladage)

 

 

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