Jefferson Bald Eagle

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bald eagle with very elevated lead levelsJefferson Bald Eagle
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 26 November 2017
Rescue Location: SE of Jefferson, Greene County

SOAR volunteer Deb responded to this call and followed the landowners across two fields and into some timber to rescue this bald eagle. Deb said, “… caught and loaded up where she went down…not a good sign.” Deb took the eagle to SOAR immediately a

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a sleeping eagleVan Winkle Bald Eagle
Patient Status: Patient Archive, Success Stories
Admission date: 20 November 2017
Rescue Location: Franklin County

Our friend, Brody, with Franklin County Conservation called on the 20th that they had report of a farmer finding a dead eagle where he was doing fieldwork. Brody called back to say the eagle wasn’t dead, but appeared barely alive and laying on his back

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LATEST UPDATE:

23 November 2017
The eagle is standing and later this day was awake enough to receive fluids. Ate food offered with forceps in the evening.

Now, we're thinking this eagle was reacting like there was anesthesia in his system?? Just enough for a very deep sleep, thankfully not Rip Van Winkle's 20 years.

Where could a wild animal not under the care of a rehabilitator or veterinarian "get" anesthesia - by eating an animal that was euthanized but not properly disposed. We have no idea how fast a euthanasia drug would metabolize in the next animal (i.e. this eagle) to know how far he flew before he was too impaired to continue.

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juvenile swanLake View Trumpeter Swan
Patient Status: Patient Archive
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: Patient Archive, Success Stories
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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hatchling vulturesDes Moines hatchling vultures
Patient Status: Patient Archive, Success Stories
Admission date: 2 August 2017
Rescue Location: Des Moines, Polk County

Aren’t they cute? An area business was hired by a demolition contractor to check an abandoned building for any wildlife. Lo and behold… these two nestling vultures were found. We understand that the ideal would be to leave these youngsters in place u

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HY17 eagle from OrientOrient HY17 bald eagle
Patient Status: Patient Archive
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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barred owlMonroe fledgling barred owl
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 28 June 2017
Rescue Location: City of Monroe

Monroe city employees Jeremy and Marc called SOAR friend Marla about a barred owl they retrieved at a residence within the City of Monroe. This fledgling / juvenile owl was near a wooden privacy fence andĀ robins were tussling with him. There appearsĀ to

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LATEST UPDATE:

9 July 2017
Marla's suspicion that there was a left wing issue was correct. The wingtip died and without a complete wing, the owl would not be able to sustain flight for hunting and was euthanized.

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nestling Cooper'sCarroll nestling Cooper’s hawk
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 18 June 2017
Rescue Location: Carroll County

This nestling Cooper’s hawk was found on the south edge of Carroll along a trail. No adults seen. (Two days later, another Cooper’s hawk wa found in the same area and rescued and brought to SOAR.)

LATEST UPDATE:

24 July
Eight hatch-year Cooper's hawks were soft-released at SOAR today! These accipiters can come and go / leave as they are ready and food will be provided until it isn't being eaten!

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nestling Cooper's hawkBV nestling Cooper’s
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 16 June 2016
Rescue Location: Buena Vista County

Thanks to Katie with BV County Conservation for helping this nestling Cooper’s hawk get to us! This nestling was found in the middle of the road!

LATEST UPDATE:

24 July
Eight hatch-year Cooper's hawks were soft-released at SOAR today! These accipiters can come and go / leave as they are ready and food will be provided until it isn't being eaten!

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rescued eaglet‘GBE’ eaglet
Patient Status: Patient Archive
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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LATEST UPDATE:

19 September 2017
Zoom, zoom, zoom Gladys goes in the flight pen.

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