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Oregon officer named Byrd rescues hawk

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — It's the kind of story that creates its own headline — Byrd Rescues Hawk.

Oregon's KGW-TV reports that Portland Police Bureau officer Cage Byrd — his real name — spotted a young red-tailed hawk standing outside a downtown hair salon on Tuesday.

The raptor chick appeared to be injured, so Byrd grabbed some towels and a box from a nearby hotel and took the hawk to a veterinary hospital.

The bird was later taken to the Audubon Society, which says the hawk probably fell from a nest near the KGW Audubon Raptor Cam. The remote camera records the activity of a raptor family and is shown on a website that has become popular.

One of the three chicks sustained a leg injury last week.

Wash. bird-watcher spots his stolen van

PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — While Devan Miller was bird watching recently on Olympic Peninsula, he saw bald eagles, kingfishers, woodpeckers and his stolen Volkswagen Vanagon.

Miller told The Peninsula Daily News the van was so badly damaged he almost didn't recognize it. The top and side panels had been cut off and the dashboard ripped apart.

Clallam County detectives took fingerprints, but Miller has little hope of finding whoever took the van from his Port Angeles driveway in November.

The engine and transmission were intact when he spotted the van Jan. 2 in woods near the Elwha River. Miller was able to drive it eight miles to an auto sales yard, which is giving him credit toward another Volkswagen.

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