Two recent releases of a pair of successfully rehabbed Red-Tailed Hawks by our Lead Naturalist, Kody Osborne. The smaller, male hawk (pictured on top) enjoyed a few words of encouragement from the Naturalist, before being released in our great meadow on the Nature Center grounds. Good luck guys!
GHO fledge radiographs, showing broken left wing.
Setting the GHO fledge for its radiograph.
Here is a Great Horned Owl fledgling received by Jeff Cooney and Jeannette Bonomo from Long Creek, Oregon. After initial rehab and vet care, it was transferred to the Nature Center rehab raptor transition mew. More updates to come.
New rehab entry: Juvenile Western Screech Owl (Megascops kennicottii)
One of our Naturalists retrieved it from Lapine, Oregon where the young raptor had his left foot caught in some deer netting on private property. Using technology as his aid, the naturalist then used a bird call app on his iPhone to create Screech Owl sounds to locate the parents and nest of the baby screech.
After successfully locating the nest and mother of the juvenile, the Naturalist took the Screech back to the Nature Center to contact our favorite raptor veterinarian, Jeff Cooney and veterinarian technician, Jeannette Bonomo.
The veterinarians did an xray of the screech owl to find that it had broken it’s left foot. The foot has been wrapped to give it time to heal. We will post x rays and updates on the small owl’s condition. Stay tuned.