Some feel-good news this morning from the NYPD Harbor Patrol. Eagle-eyed harbor police officers spotted a disturbance in the East River this weekend. Upon closer investigation, they discovered a juvenile hawk had become water-logged and was flapping around in the brink.

New York Daily News: Officer Christopher Kessinger, his arm protected in a plastic-covered glove, fished out the soggy Redtail. The desperate bird immediately latched onto him. On the boat, Kessinger and Officer Steven Khaykin dried the white and brown bird with a towel.

“He was just hanging out. He calmed down and knew we were not going to hurt him,” said Kessinger.

Read more from the NY Daily News here…
posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee