Warren Co great horned owl

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GHO defensive postureWarren Co great horned owl
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 2 September 2017
Rescue Location: 1 mile west of Camp Wesley Woods, Warren County

A young boy found this owl while riding his dirt bike in the pasture. His parents made a phone call to SOAR and with guidance were able to coax Miss Owl into a dog crate. The family took this great horned owl to SOAR friend Marla! Although getting hard

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HY17 female kestrelPublic Library HY female kestrels
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 8 and 9 August 2017
Rescue Location: near Sioux City Public Library

SOAR volunteer and Woodbury County Conservation staff member, Tyler, rescued these two hatch-year female kestrels. They appear to be without injury and just need a bit more support before returning to the wild. Thanks to Kevin and Kim Gerety and family

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HY17 eagle from OrientOrient HY17 bald eagle
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 31 July 2017
Rescue Location: Orient, IA

From “perusing” Facebook posts, it seemed that this young eagle had been causing concern as it was seen often in the same location. Adair County Conservation staff was keeping a watchful eye on and was able to rescue on 31 July. As usual, the back stor

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LATEST UPDATE:

11 August
By beak depth, this hatch-year eagle is a male. His lead test came back the seldom seen 0.00 ppm. By the 11th he had received wormer medication and had gained two pounds! Time for the flight pen!

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rescued eaglet‘GBE’ eaglet
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 5 June 2017
Rescue Location: South side of Lake Red Rock in Marion County

A Marion County eagle enthusiast watches several raptor nests around Lake Red Rock. She got word to SOAR friend Marla that the Gladys Black Eagle (GBE) camera nest tree was broken and the nest is on the ground. No one is exactly sure when this event ha

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6 June 2017 later in the day
There was confirmed sighting of two eaglets at the nest tree site, along with the parents.

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screech owlets3 tiny screech owls
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 27 May 2017
Rescue Location: Wright County

These tiny screech owls were rescued by Eric in Wright County after they became homeless. This is the downside of cavity nesting birds… they are not always notice before a tree comes down.

LATEST UPDATE:

30 May 2017
These youngsters are in with our foster mom screech owl and she is feeding!

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adult bald eagleMt Ayr bald eagle
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 15 May 2017
Rescue Location: west of Mt Ayr in Ringgold County

Farmer reported eagle down in the field he was planting beans… the eagle would not fly away as tractor approached. This adult was rescued on the 14th and made her way to SOAR on the 15th. Kay is somewhat puzzled as to what got this eagle down… only

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LATEST UPDATE:

5/26/17
Mt Ayr was moved to a 20x20 flight room. She is favoring a shoulder and is not displaying eagle confidence... but on a positive note, now weights 10 pounds.

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GHO hatchlingGreat horned owl hatchlings
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 9 April 2017
Rescue Location: Woodbury County

SOAR volunteer Tyler took in a PAIR of hatchling great horned owls.  The young owls popped out of a tree that some folks cut down the morning of rescue.  Unfortunately, Tyler had no opportunity to place them back in the nest, nor opportunity for a box

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young great horned owl1st 2017 great horned owl youngster
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 31 March 2017
Rescue Location: Polk County

SOAR volunteer Deb received our first great horned owl hatchling of the year. This youngster was found along the interstate in Des Moines after what may have been a bad first flight attempt? The owl’s right eye was swollen shut when Deb received but op

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barred owlAppanoose Barred Owl
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 27 March 2017
Rescue Location: Appanoose County

A concerned citizen saw a barred owl get hit by a car and was able to rescue and took to a nearby vet clinic. Appanoose CCB was able to transport this owl to SOAR friend Marla. The owl’s left shoulder area is swollen and warm and the wrist is droopy.

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HY15 bald eagleWarren Co HY14 bald eagle
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 22 February 2017
Rescue Location: Warren County

Thank you to Officer Cutts for delivering this juvenile bald eagle (was hit by a vehicle) to SOAR volunteer Deb. At admit this eagle could not stand, but was alert, and actively moving feet.

LATEST UPDATE:

27 March 2017
On the way to a 10x20 for continued therapy... stopped by the scale and now Warren weighs 8.75 pounds!

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