05152017 Eastern Screech Owl

Location of Rescue: 
Berne IN
Admission Date: 
Cause of Admission: 
likely fell from the nest
UPDATE: After having the summer and early fall to grow up and mature, this orphaned eastern screech owl was finally ready for release! We gave him a chance to build up his flight muscles in a 40' long flight pen. Then he was given live prey to catch to increase his chance of survival in the wild. We wish him luck as we release him back into the wild!

On Monday Lisa called to see if I still lived out South and if I wanted to meet a lady from Decatur with a baby screech Owl!  Lisa gave me Sue's number and I called her and made arrangements to meet her and pick up the baby!  Sue had picked the baby up from some friends south of Berne who had noticed the baby had been sitting on the ground for over 24 hours.  They did see one of the parents by the baby but didn't know if it had ate or drank at all in the 24 hours.  I then took the Owl to Dr Pat.

After a couple of weeks of learning to tear up whole food on it's own, this baby screech was finally transferred from home day care to the flight pens so he can stretch his wings and prepare for his release in about three months.  Between now and then, we will make sure he is able to hunt for his own food by putting live mice in the pens with him.   


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