Liberty Wildlife (a raptor rehab center in Phoenix ) visited Cosanti the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
[all photography by Aimee Madsen, text by Aimee Madsen, Sue Kirsch]
They released a Red Tailed Hawk for the memorial of Story Walker Bannister ………… a “Celebration of Story’s Life” …. (1992-2015)
The Juvenile Red Tailed Hawk was released at Cosanti just before dark as a memorial to Story Walker Bannister, Kristal Neilsen’s son.
As the bird became air born, everyone at the service counted to three and made a wish in his honor. The ceremony commenced with song, prayer flags, speakers and refreshments.