11232020-Eastern Screech Owl-1

assessment
treatment
recovering
healthy
Location of Rescue: 
Claypool , IN
Admission Date: 
11/23/2020
Cause of Admission: 
Found on side of road
UPDATE: 12/10/2020 The person that turned the owl in was not available to watch. The bird was released off county road S 600 W in a wooded area between Yellow Creek and Diamond Lakes. The bird must have recognized home. Upon a quick take off from the carrier, rather then landing close by, it flew zig-zag through the trees until landing on a branch about 300 ft away. Another great job by rescuers and animal caretakers.

Today, Wayne and I picked up a grey phase Eastern Screech owl in Koskiosko County. The caller said she found the owl on the side of the road on 11/22, and brought it inside the house, where she and her mother held her.

 

When we got there, , the bird was quiet, let us pick it up with no resistance, and its eyes were closed. We think it might be a girl because it was big.it's weight was good and it's keel was a good score. Kim didn't find anything wrong with it initially, but the owl would not stand. it would sit back on her hocks.

 

it will have further evaluations tomorrow.

11/24/2020 This appears to be a healthy bird. We will keep it in our treatment facility for a few days and then move it to our rehabilitation facility

11/27/2020 This owl has been moved to the rehabilitation facility

 

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