Over on my other DA page( Keithsannoyingphotos ) I have been posting pictures of this Cooper's Hawk. She showed up in December , posed for a photo, and a fellow deviant pointed out that she was wearing a leg band. Later in January she began hanging out on the back porch like a lost kitten. I was able to get close-up photos of her band and read the numbers on it...this allowed my to trace her to The Wildlife Center in Espanola(about 20 miles north of here).
As it happens she was rescued by them last summer...apparently she was found on the ground as a fledgling with her parents nowhere in sight. They took her in, took care of her, then released her in August. Normally that would have been the end of it: they rarely hear back about any of their released animals. I have been sending them pictures of her along with observations about how she is faring.
I understand that the attrition rate among fledgling hawks is about 80-90%...I hope she is one of the 10% that survives.