Patterson juvenile bald eagle

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juvenile bald eaglePatterson juvenile bald eagle
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 28 February 2018
Rescue Location: Near Patterson, IA, Madison County

A motorist saw a juvenile bald eagle get hit by a semi while eagle was checking out roadkill on IA-92 near the town of Patterson. The motorist had called SOAR before with an injured eagle… so they knew just what to do. SOAR volunteer Deb rescued this

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LATEST UPDATE:

The Patterson eagle went to the veterinarian on 2 March 2018 for an x-ray to determine how badly his wings were broken. Both elbow joints were destroyed and this eagle would never fly again.

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open-mouth breathingWestfield bald eagle
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 25 February 2018
Rescue Location: Big Sioux River in Plymouth County, Iowa

Alex rescued another bald eagle off a snow-covered river, this time in Plymouth County, Iowa north of the town of Westfield. Folks out on the river came upon this eagle and the call made it to Alex. This eagle is thin and is open-mouth breathing. That

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LATEST UPDATE:

The Westfield eagle was dead in her crate the morning of 4 March 2018. Another preventable death from lead.

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Remsen bald eagle
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 21 February 2018
Rescue Location: 5 miles south of Remsen, IA, Plymouth County

SOAR friend Alex was at a work meeting… she receives a call from her brother-in-law’s father. This gentleman just happens to drive a maintainer for Plymouth County secondary roads and spotted an eagle in distress in a farm field and called Alex. Than

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LATEST UPDATE:

The Remsen eagle was taken to the veterinarian on 2 March 2018 for an x-ray to check on the fracture. X-ray revealed dead tissue and the wing bone in three pieces. Even if surgically stabilized the dead tissue would prevent bone mending.

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HY17 bald eagleEldorado HY17 bald eagle
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 11 February 2018
Rescue Location: along IA-150 near Eldorado in Fayette County, IA

On 10 February, Kay texted me that our partner rehabilitator, Wildthunder WARS had a juvenile eagle that may need transport. The “Eldorado” (pronounced El-doe-RAY-doe) eagle transferred from Wildthunder is a HY17 and the blood lead level test was HI. T

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arctic phase GHOHospers arctic phase great horned owl
Patient Status: Patient Archive, Success Stories
Admission date: 28 January 2018
Rescue Location: Hospers, Iowa, Sioux County

This beautiful great horned owl is a winter visitor and his arctic phase coloring tells us so (notice how white the feathers are?). This owl is favoring one leg. Thanks to Alex and Heart the Wild for the rescue.

LATEST UPDATE:

22 February 2018
This owl is putting weight on both legs evenly now. Will go to the flight pen soon.

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short-eared owlMenlo short-eared owl
Patient Status: Patient Archive, Success Stories
Admission date: 23 January 2018
Rescue Location: Near Menlo, IA in Guthrie County

This short-eared owl was found on the road near Menlo, IA, and has fractured “finger bones” or phalanges. There is also bruising in the wing as it is droopy. Short-eared owls are an Iowa endangered species primarily due to habitat loss. Short-eared owl

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LATEST UPDATE:

17 February 2018
This owl is a flight pen.

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RLHADark morph rough-legged hawk
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 18 January 2018
Rescue Location: Greene County, IA

Greene County Conservation rescued this winter visitor rough-legged hawk. This rough-legged is a bit darker and called a dark morph. This hawk has a compound humerus fracture of the left wing. (like our upper arm bone)

LATEST UPDATE:

22 February 2018
The bandage is off. Will stay in ICU for a bit and then to the flight pen to start strength training.

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RLHADallas Co rough-legged hawk
Patient Status: Patient Archive, Success Stories
Admission date: 12 January 2018
Rescue Location: Dallas County, IA

Dallas County Conservation staff rescued this rough-legged hawk. Injuries to the right wing suggest that this hawk may have had an “encounter” with a barbed wire fence. A rough-legged hawk is unique in that the feathers on the legs go all the way down

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LATEST UPDATE:

17 February 2018
This hawk is in the flight pen.

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trumpeter swanMaffit Reservoir trumpeter swan
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 4 January 2018
Rescue Location: Maffit Reservoir, SW of Des Moines

Jenni, our go-to songbird rehabilitator received a call on 3 January about a swan needing assistance. The next day, Deb and Cynthia were able to locate the swan, catch, load on a sled, and Deb transported to SOAR. A blood lead test was done that day an

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LATEST UPDATE:

11 January 2018
Kay reports that the "most awful green poop" is still coming out of the swan. Fortunately swan is eating and drinking well. Chelation continues.

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snowy owlsBreda snowy owl
Patient Status: Patient Archive, Success Stories
Admission date: 9 December 2017
Rescue Location: Near Breda in Carroll County

Kay met up with Carroll County deputy to pick up a juvenile female snowy that was hit by a vehicle. She has a serious concussion. She is thin at 3 pounds. In the photo, Breda is on the left and Quaker is on the right.

LATEST UPDATE:

3 January 2018
Breda is in the flight pen with Quaker.

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