Des Moines hatchling vultures

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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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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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screech owlets3 tiny screech owls
Patient Status: Patient Archive
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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juvenile bald eagleRunnells HY16 bald eagle
Patient Status: Patient Archive, Success Stories
Admission date: 26 May 2017
Rescue Location: near Runnells in Polk County

SOAR volunteer Deb transported a lively juvenile eagle that was rescued from a ditch along a gravel road near Runnells in Polk County. We believe this female to be a hatch-year 2016 (HY16) bird. She is a bit thin at 10.5 pounds and no fractures to the

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LATEST UPDATE:

6 June 2017
Runnells is starting to make short flight attempts today. When she was first in the flight pen, only walked.

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Knoxville adult red-tailed hawk
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 7 May 2017
Rescue Location: south of Knoxville

Concerned citizens found and rescued an adult red-tailed hawk that was unwilling or unable to fly and called SOAR friend Marla. While there may be an issue with his left wing, her concern now is getting the hawk stable with fluids as is quite lethargic

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LATEST UPDATE:

11 May 2017
Treating symptoms that appeared to be an organophosphate poisoning. A pellet was released on 10 May that appeared to be a blue green color with an odd covering, coming to the conclusion that he had ingested a rodent that had ingested a large chunk of rodent poison. This hawk was declining rapidly even with supportive care and medication and did die on the 11th.

No matter a label or provider of poisons... poison is poison! No matter what kind. Need to control rodents... snap traps.

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Bedford hatchling barred owl
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 6 May 2017
Rescue Location: Bedford, Taylor County

Conservation officer in SW Iowa met up with SOAR volunteer Cassie with this hatchling barred owl. This owlet was also found on the ground with no nest found nearby. This owlet is too young to be a brancher and ready to have left the nest.

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Hatchling screech owl
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 6 May 2017
Rescue Location: Ankeny, Polk County

Thanks to our volunteer Deb for the photo and rescue of this hatchling screech owl. Deb said the youngster was on the ground (way too early to be on the ground), saw one adult, but could never find a nest. With the youngster also having eye issues and

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