Crawford Co red-phase screech owl

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red-phase screechCrawford Co red-phase screech owl
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 2 November 2017
Rescue Location: Crawford County

This red-phase screech owl came from next door in Crawford County. Thanks to conservation board staff for help in transport. This owl was a healthy weight on admit which tells us this was a very recent accident for this owl. In this photo, you can see

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LATEST UPDATE:

7 November 2017
The eye is improving. The owl is eating on its own.

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SEOWHumboldt short-eared owl
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 31 October 2017
Rescue Location: Humboldt County

As with most of our admits, little is known about this owl… other than it is VERY emaciated! The short-eared owl is on the Iowa endangered species list. This owl is a ground nester and depends on large tracts of grassland. In Iowa, the Neal Smith Nat

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LATEST UPDATE:

7 November 2017
The owl has progressed to eating on its own! This owl will stay in ICU to more easily monitor food consumption (and output!) until weight is back in the normal range.

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juvenile swanLake View Trumpeter Swan
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 16 October 2017
Rescue Location: near Lake View, Iowa in Sac County

Thanks to Iowa DNR staff members stationed near Lake View, Iowa for rescuing this juvenile trumpeter swan. The swan has a compound humerus fracture, right wing. An x-ray was taken to check for any ingested lead, and while no ingested lead appeared, the

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LATEST UPDATE:

18 October 2017
Doc Riordan pinned the humerus in a 1.5 hour surgery.

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P-10 bald eaglePool 10 Bald Eagle
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 1 October 2017
Rescue Location: an island in Pool 10, Mississippi River

Thanks to an alert angler / hunter on the Mississippi River near Harpers Ferry (this area is called Pool 10) for calling the USFWS with a report of an eagle not acting “eagle-y” and not flying away, but walking on the ground. The reporting party marked

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LATEST UPDATE:

3 October 2017
This eagle is definitely a female at 10.5 pounds. Her blood lead level registers "low" on the new Lead Care II machine. "Low" means < 0.033 ppm.

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hatch year 2017 peregrineAdel HY17 Peregrine
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 27 September 2017
Rescue Location: near Adel, Dallas County

This hatch-year 2017 peregrine falcon was a bit out of place walking in a cow pasture! She (?) is a bit thin and has a swollen right elbow and an abrasion on her cere. The cere is the fleshy part on the beak closest to the head. You can see the boo-boo

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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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LATEST UPDATE:

1 November 2017
The other female needs to molt in a better tail and will over-winter at SOAR.

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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 2017
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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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:

26 May 2017
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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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.

LATEST UPDATE:

20 September 2017
This barred owl will soon be ready for release.

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