Pool 10 Bald Eagle

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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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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: 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:

14 August
The right wing droop is still present and Orient is not interested in flight, but is getting his exercise by climbing the branch ladders to the middle perches in the flight pen.

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Kay holds the eagle "Oklahoma"Lost Island via Oklahoma!
Patient Status: Success Stories
Admission date: 9 July 2017
Rescue Location: Lost Island Lake, Palo Alto County

This eagle tried to steal catfish from anglers on Lost Island Lake and got tangled in their line. The anglers were able to untangle the line from the eagle and then she just sat on shore. They contacted Palo Alto County Conservation who picked up and p

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LATEST UPDATE:

11 July 2017
Eating three skinned quail per day.

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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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3 fledgling kestrelsSioux Gateway fledgling kestrels
Patient Status: Success Stories
Admission date: 16 June 2016
Rescue Location: Sioux City

These three fledgling kestrels were blown from their nest and were rescued from the Sioux Gateway Airport in Sioux City. As of admit, they are not quite ready to be on their own.

LATEST UPDATE:

Late June to mid-July 2017
These three fledglings were released at SOAR.

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