Barn Owl Update

12 Aug

What an amazing journey this barn owl (who I’ve come to call Schmidt :D) has been on. Since he arrived on May 21st he has been through a lot. From not being able to use his feet to spontaneously hemorrhaging, he has overcome so many obstacles that no animal should ever have to go through. Hopefully because of his experiences we can educate everyone on the horrors of rodenticide and the indirect problems it causes on animals.

Now on to the good news!!!! The Barn Owl is outdoors working up his wing strength. He’s been flying back and forth and landing smoothly!!! Such an awesome sight to see him fly especially after seeing him when he first came in. He hasn’t been eating, but that’s normal when birds are exposed to a new environment. We’ll keep an eye on him and eventually will have live prey for him to hopefully catch. If all goes well we will be able to release him!!!! How cool is that? I’ll try to get some video of him flying for you guys to see. Thank you so very much for your support of the Barn and what we do here at the Wildlife Center. You guys are awesome! How about some pictures?

I feel pretty, oh so pretty!

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3 Responses to “Barn Owl Update”

  1. Violetmoon6 August 13, 2012 at 12:25 am #

    Well done! I’m looking forward to the release video : )

  2. Linda King August 13, 2012 at 8:58 pm #

    This is just great. You guys are awesome!

  3. Judy VanderMeer August 15, 2012 at 8:18 am #

    One of God’s best creations! Look at the heart around his face!!
    Thank you for helping him rehabilitate!!!!!!

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