From Soldotna we did get an immature great horned owl with a broken wing. Check out those eyes.
Monday, August 30, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
Erin checked off on presenting Ghost the Snowy Owl on Sunday. I was her mentor for her training. She picked up on things pretty fast.
Ghost also saw that she was a good match.
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Sunday, August 08, 2010
Back in April, Lilith came to Bird TLC from Valdez. She and her mate were doing their mating ritual and they both crashed into the ground. Lilith survived, but unfortunately her mate did not. She was sent to Bird TLC and was in very rough shape, but no broken bones.
Wednesday, August 04, 2010
Good to see an update of the Bethel Short-Eared Owl on your blog, “Of Grebes & Owls”. But sorry to see that the main website (www.birdtlc.net) and none of the links (maybe except your blog) hasn’t been updated since last summer.
My family brought in the owl to ADF&G. We were berry-picking between Bethel and Eek when a juvenile owl took off from next to us. Being young, it could only fly a short distance. One of our dogs gave chase, but before I could stop it, the dog was upon the young owl, grabbing its body and shook it. The dog left when I shouted at it to get away, but the owl was shaken up and hurt (broken leg and all) and at first I believed it wasn’t going to survive.
We took the owl back to camp and bound it tightly in a towel (like a body splint) and left it in our boat cabin. By the next morning, it had escaped its body splint and perched on the dash okay. We had a bunch of kids (7 kids, age 2-14, from 2 families) and they took a liking to it. When we first treated it, it snapped its bill and hissed. So the kids started calling it “Snappy.”
We brought it back to Bethel and then to ADF&G. When we arrived in Bethel, we fed it strips of meat. When ADF&G said they’d send it to Bird TLC, we checked your website every day for news of the owl.
I’d like to help out with its rehabilitation if I could. Thanks for responding.