04212020-Great Horned Owl-2

assessment
treatment
recovering
healthy
Location of Rescue: 
South Whitley, IN
Admission Date: 
04/21/2020
Cause of Admission: 
Orphaned
UPDATE: 09/16/2020 This young owl was released today with its two roommates in South Whitley. Stayed in the box for a moment and then took off and gained altitude before reaching the tree line

Just sitting down to lunch and Lynne called about GHOW fledgings having a problem with the wing of one and unsure about the other one. When I arrived the owner and his son met me and we walked the better part of two football fields to an area where one of the GHOWs was in a box. I put my glove in and tested his movement only to find out that the left wing did not fold all the way into the body.

 

We went further into the woods, about another football field and found the older of the two. I tested it’s ability to move as well. It was slow to react. It was nowhere near what they called a nest and nearby a steep ravine and flowing water. The folks were worried about it possibly falling into the ravine and drowning. I will be honest with you, but the nest they pointed out was extremely small and I did not feel it was their nest. There was no poop or pellet residue anywhere around.

 

I called and talked to Diana about how to proceed. She indicated we could bring them both in to be reviewed and go from there.

 

As always I pray these guys make it back to nature. Prayers and hope for them both.

 

Bill Oberg

04/21/2020 After its examination and xrays by our veterinarian this owlet was found to be healthy. As long as that continues to be the case , we will take care of this bird until it is old enough to be released

04/25/2020 The owlets will remain together for socialization . They will stay in our treatment facility under observation until we are sure they are eating enough to be moved to our rehabilitation facility

05/05/2020 The owlets will remain together for socialization . They will stay in our treatment facility under observation until we are sure they are eating enough to be moved to our rehabilitation facility

05/17/2020 This young owl has been moved to our rehabilitation facility

06/06/2020 This owlet is acclimating to its new environment and doing well. We will have this bird with us until the fall when it will be old enough to consider for release

07/19/2020 This young owl's status remains the same

09/06/2020 This young owl's status remains the same

 

 

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