Sunday, I had the city where I work to myself due to the holiday weekend. Usually Sunday's aren't very busy - but since i was by myself it turned out to be the busiest we've had in a while. I started my day just before 7am, and finally staggered home around 9pm.
One of the interesting calls was for a "big bird stuck in a batting cage at the high school". I went out there and, sure enough, there he was:
Usually, the only close contact that I get with raptors is when they've manage to get themselves hurt in some way. It was a pleasant change to be able to simply catch and release, rather than have to hunt down a rehabber. I seriously need to rig up some sort of hands-free video camera so I can tape when I'm actually going about the process of doing what I do.
I caught the "big bird" without incident, and set it free.