Just how much do you know about Hawks? Well, here are some interesting facts according to Just Fun Facts, and a touching story about an injured Hawk in Otsego County.

There are over 200 types of Hawks found around the world, except for Antarctica. In the wild, a Hawk's lifespan is between 10 and 20 years, but in captivity, they could live up to 30 years.

Also, according to Just Fun Facts, a Hawk has amazing eyesight and hearing, but don't have a good sense of smell. And a Hawk while searching for prey, can dive up to 150 miles per hour. What do you call a bunch of Hawks flying together? A kettle of Hawks.
So now you know a few more things about these amazing birds. Check out Just Fun Facts for more.

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And for the touching story about a Hawk, a post on the Otsego County Sheriff's Office Facebook page describes how a motorist, Sheriff's Deputy and a New York State Department of Conservation Officer assisted an injured Hawk recently.

Sheriff's Message:

Motorist, Sheriff Deputies and DEC Officer assist injured Hawk.

Maureen Richter was traveling on...

Posted by Otsego County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, February 16, 2021

The Facebook post states that the motorist was driving on Interstate 88 when she noticed an injured Hawk and stopped to see if she could help the bird. An Otsego County Sheriff's deputy was also traveling in the area and stopped to assist.

via Otsego County Sheriff's Office Facebook, Just Fun Facts

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