Red-tailed baby hawk born on roof of New Jersey hospital

ByEyewitness News via WABC logo
Sunday, May 23, 2021
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Hackensack University Medical Center proudly announced the birth of 'Hawkensack,' a baby hawk born on the roof of the hospital on May 7.

HACKENSACK, New Jersey (WABC) -- A baby was delivered at a hospital in New Jersey, but not how you would think.

Hackensack University Medical Center proudly announced the birth of 'Hawkensack,' a baby hawk born on the roof of the hospital on May 7.

Team members anxiously watched and awaited the newest member of the hospital's family from a window overlooking the nest.

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The birds were identified as red-tailed hawks, which Eyewitness News is told are strongly attached to their nesting territory.

So, hospital workers are likely to have a lot of bird watching in their future.

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