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bart

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Rescued an Owl
« on: May 23, 2020, 01:57 PM »
Seen a bunch of crows pecking at something on the lawn and realized it was alive. I went out and it was an owl, it was a little bugger, maybe 6"-8" tall. At first I thought it was a baby owl, couldn't fly or move much, so I grabbed a laundry basket to put over it to protect it. I called the DEC, they said they would be there. While waiting I checked my Peterson Field Guide of Eastern Birds and thought it could be a Screech Owl? When the DEC Officer showed up he checked it out and wasn't sure? The Owl was taken to a Bird Rehabilitation Guy, surprisingly he was fairly nearby. Hope to hear how the little bugger made out. Seeing an Owl during the day is suppose to be an omen... since I rescued the little bugger, I'm hoping it is a good omen!

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Re: Rescued an Owl
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2020, 03:44 PM »

 Good for you 👍

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Re: Rescued an Owl
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2020, 03:55 PM »
Yea
Good job

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Re: Rescued an Owl
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2020, 04:43 PM »
Good Karma for you bud!

I did that many years ago. Was working up north repairing parking lot lights when I saw a small owl sitting on the hood of my truck. It was very calm and needed some help. I searched around for a bit to try to find its home but to no avail. So I called the DEC and they gave me the name and location of a local wildlife rehab center. I boxed it up and delivered it. Hopefully it's back where it belongs.

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bart

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Re: Rescued an Owl
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2020, 05:25 PM »
It made my day helping the little guy.
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Re: Rescued an Owl
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2020, 05:29 PM »
You got it off to a great start.

Kudos!

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Re: Rescued an Owl
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2020, 05:35 PM »
Very cool Bart....
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Re: Rescued an Owl
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2020, 06:08 PM »
Good work Bart crows do not like birds of prey(raptors) and will gang up on them especially if the bird of prey is near a nest with young crows. I'm not sure when crows breed and raise their young but if it is this time of year the crows try and chase off the owl. If the owl had ear turfts and given your height estimate it falls into the height range for the Eastern Screech Owl. Hope it recovers from any injuries and that you are able to be there when the owl is released back into the wild.
I purchased note cards years back with drawings of different owls species and still have a card for the Eastern Screech Owl. taking what info. I posted from the card.
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Re: Rescued an Owl
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2020, 08:16 PM »

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Re: Rescued an Owl
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2020, 08:43 PM »
Great job, Thank you for the pictures.
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Re: Rescued an Owl
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2020, 06:17 AM »
 :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:
some fishermen tell lies,  this one doesnt need to

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Re: Rescued an Owl
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2020, 06:21 AM »
Nice job. Be sure to update us with any reports....h2l

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Re: Rescued an Owl
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2020, 07:30 AM »
Nice job let us know how he does.

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Re: Rescued an Owl
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2020, 01:21 PM »
Very cool, hope the little fella rehabs well.
 

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Re: Rescued an Owl
« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2020, 06:00 PM »
Thanks for sharing Bart. That is really cool!
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