On 5/7, Soarin' Hawk received a call about a baby Barred owl on a porch in a suburban neighborhood. We went over to the house and saw the owl on the porch, looking scared, and found that the nest had two more siblings that were sitting on a branch outside of the nest, about 20 feet up.Wayne put his ladder against the tree and tried to re-nest the bird. Twice, he tried to put it back in the nest, and it kept jumping out. The owner of the property brought out a basket, and Wayne tied it to a branch right by the nest, put a towel in the basket, and put the owl in the basket. While he was doing all of this, both parents of the baby were observing on a branch in a nearby tree. A couple of times, one of the parents flew very close to Wayne while he was up by the nest.
A couple of days went by, and the owner of the property called Wayne and said that the owl was out of the tree again and on a porch. Normally, we would leave the owl and let the parents take care of it,… more