Ever want to see a cooper’s hawk from the back? Well, here ya go.
This CH is going to the vet tomorrow so he was packed up tonight.
This great horned owl is not doing so well. It was noted that his feet look “West Nile-y”. His toe feathers are falling out.
This great horned owl is doing even worse than the other one. He has lost a major amount of feathers on his wings and body, has a fluctuant soft mass on his chest. Sad news: He will be euthanized this week. But as Jeff said, a little tongue-in-cheek, the bird may be 35 years old and have cancer. A difficult side of rescue is making the decision to discontinue care. This bird doesn’t really have a chance of complete recovery, and we need the space for birds we can help.
A note about rehab pictures: Our permit dictates that the rehab birds are to be shielded from human contact as much as possible. I only will take pictures of them if they are being handled anyway. The program birds are, of course, a different story.
And because Lynne asked, I went in and got a picture of Earl.
I have to wonder if Earl may be adjusting to me. I make sure that I stick my head in the door every time I am there, which is frequently, and she no longer flies at me. But of course, I make sure that my gloves are out of her sight…these birds aren’t bird-brains. They know what the glove means.
She’s still Satan in bird form, though.