Des Moines Juvenile Red-tail

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juvenile RTHDes Moines Juvenile Red-tail
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 18 March 2017
Rescue Location: North side of Des Moines, Polk County

Deb rescued a juvenile red-tailed hawk on the north side of Des Moines on the 18th.  Deb reported, ” Had to climb over a pile of dead branches and weeds. Came out FULL of burrs! Half of my hair and my fleece jacket will never be the same!” This juvenil

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LATEST UPDATE:

20 March 2017
After some high calorie fluids, this red-tail was offered tid-bits of meet and GLADLY accepted.

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HY15 bald eagleWarren Co HY15 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:

10 March 2017
Warren is eating well. Suspecting an issue with the left coracoid or scapula (shoulder blade) as eagle is hesitant to open that wing, can feel no fractures or swelling.

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juvenile trumpeterRoberts Creek Juvenile Trumpeter
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 22 February 2017
Rescue Location: Roberts Creek Lake, Marion County

A boater on Lake Red Rock contacted the Marion County Conservation Board about a trumpeter swan not looking very good. SOAR friend Marla and Roberts Creek Park Ranger, Mike Kalkwart, set out with life jackets and rescue gear and boated to the NE area o

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LATEST UPDATE:

10 March 2017
Swan had been doing better, standing up and wanting out of ICU, so she was moved to a 10x20. Checking on her today, she was no longer standing, so back in ICU.

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red-shouldered hawkPolk Co red-shouldered hawk
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 19 December 2016
Rescue Location: East side of Des Moines, Polk Co

Thanks to SOAR friend Matt for positive ID on this hawk as a juvenile red-shouldered hawk! We don’t admit many red-shouldered hawks so we’re not as confident in our ID.  Learn more about red-shouldered hawks from Cornell Lab of Ornithology… be sure t

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LATEST UPDATE:

19 January 2017
The red-shouldered hawk has been moved to a flight pen!

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Euclid Ave bald eagleEuclid Ave bald eagle
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 19 December 2016
Rescue Location: From the ice on the DSM River near Euclid Ave, Polk Co

Animal Rescue League of Iowa staff rescued this bald eagle from the Des Moines River ice near Euclid Avenue. The rescuers reported that the eagle was very uncoordinated. Polk County DNR officer took the eagle to SOAR volunteer Deb who had several admit

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LATEST UPDATE:

8 March 2017
Euclid was weighed and wormed before being moved to the 100' eagle flight pen! She weighs 10.5 pounds and could stand to gain more.

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barred owlUS34 Monroe County barred owl
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 10 November 2016
Rescue Location: Along US34 near Albia, Monroe County

A concerned citizen rescued a grounded barred owl along US34 east of Albia. Thanks to help from friends, they were able to get in touch with SOAR and then delivered the owl to SOAR friend Marla in Marion County. Marla reported on admit that the owls fe

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LATEST UPDATE:

30 December 2016
In flight pen and up on the high perch!

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4-year-old eagleHighlandville 4-year-old bald eagle
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 17 September 2016
Rescue Location: West of Highlandville in Winneshiek County

An Iowa DNR biologist that works in the Upper Iowa Wildlife Management Area saw, tracked, and rescued a juvenile bald eagle on the 16th.  Transport was arranged on the 17th. Kay thought during her initial field exam that just the right radius was crack

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LATEST UPDATE:

13 December 2016
Highlandville was moved to the 100' eagle flight room.

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HY15 bald eagleRidgeway juvenile bald eagle
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 15 September 2016
Rescue Location: North of Ridgeway in Winneshiek County

The Game Warden in Winneshiek County called SOAR saying he had a young eagle that needed our help. We met up with DNR staff to transfer this eagle to a crate for transport. Off to meet up with Kay in Ames. This hatch-year 2015 (HY15) eagle is very, ver

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LATEST UPDATE:

30 December 2016
Still in a 10x20 flight room but is now showing eagle confidence.

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Meservey fledgling eagleMeservey HY16 bald eagle
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 20 July 2016
Rescue Location: Meservey, Wright Co

A Meservey resident found a very young bald eagle sitting on her porch railing and did not look at all well! A Wright County Conservation staff member was able to rescue (thanks Eric!) and his parents were able to transport to SOAR. This eagle was very

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LATEST UPDATE:

30 December 2016
Meservey is flying well and will be ready for release soon.

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Lakeside juvenile eagleLakeside Lab juvenile bald eagle
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 18 July 2016
Rescue Location: Near Lakeside Lab in Dickinson County

A fledgling bald eagle was grounded, rescued, and taken to wildlife rehabilitator in the area. This juvenile was taken to Dr. Dirks for an x-ray. The x-ray revealed no fractures, but had cloudy lungs. Dr. Dirks said the cloudy lungs were a result of a

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LATEST UPDATE:

30 December 2016
This juvenile is looking better.

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