First Barred Owl Baby

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barred owl hatchlingFirst Barred Owl Baby
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 15 April 2015
Rescue Location: Jasper County

Deb received our first barred owl baby of the year. Mushroom hunters in eastern Jasper County found this youngster on the ground. They also saw adult barred owls in the area. The difficulty of re-nesting this hatchling barred owl and it’s very small si

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LATEST UPDATE:

2 June 2015
In flight pen.

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Two Pied-billed Grebes
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 9 and 10 April 2015
Rescue Location: Carroll and Guthrie County

Kay and Cassie each picked up a pied-billed grebe that had been grounded on dry land. Both grebes mistook wet pavement for a body of water. Grebes cannot take off from land as their legs are placed too far back on their bodies for a running start. Each

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GHO hatchlingPolk Co Great Horned Hatchling
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 6 April 2015
Rescue Location: West Des Moines, Iowa

Thanks to a West Des Moines resident for making a phone call about this displaced great horned owl baby. These youngsters come to us at all sizes. Thanks for the rescue Deb.

LATEST UPDATE:

2 June 2015
In GHO flight pen.

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GHO hatchlingClive Great Horned Owlet
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 1 April 2015
Rescue Location: Clive, Iowa

Thank you to a homeowner in Clive for keeping a watchful eye on a great horned owlet that was on the ground. Mr. D kept an eye out for adults in the area and for potential predators for the youngster. With no sign of adults and not knowing the location

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LATEST UPDATE:

2 June 2015
In GHO flight pen.

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snowy owl admitHamilton Co Snowy Owl
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 24 March 2015
Rescue Location: Hamilton County

Thought we were not going to see any snowy owls needing us this winter, guess we thought too soon. Unfortunately. A badly injured female snowy owl was rescued in Hamilton County and brought to SOAR the morning of the 24th. She has a broken left wing an

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LATEST UPDATE:

2 June 2015
She can now put weight on the mended left leg, but can't move the toes very well. She has had her West Nile Virus vaccination and has moved to snowy owl summer quarters. She is not releasable due to missing the tip of left wing. She will be transferred to a USFWS permit holder.

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sharp-shinned hawk admitDallas Co Sharp-shinned
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 23 March 2015
Rescue Location: Waukee, Dallas County

A homeowner witnessed a small hawk hit the house window (likely was chasing a hopeful meal) and the hawk did not fly away. Homeowner took to a veterinary clinic who knew to call SOAR volunteer Deb! The female sharp-shinned hawk could be just dazed, or

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LATEST UPDATE:

27 March 2015
This sharpy died today. We're suspecting internal injuries.

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juv trumpeter swan admitMaffitt Reservoir Juv Trumpeter
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 22 March 2015
Rescue Location: Maffitt Reservoir, Dallas / Polk County line.

SOAR volunteer Deb received word that a trumpeter swan was not looking good, not flying at Maffitt Reservoir on the Dallas / Polk County line. This juvenile swan was exhibiting signs of lead toxicity with labored breathing, no energy, and quite thin.

LATEST UPDATE:

6 April 2015
The swan's liver lead level report came back and indicated fatal levels of lead.

1 April 2015
X-ray showed a jig-head in the gizzard, see below. During necropsy, found jig-head (yes, it was made of lead) and took a liver tissue sample to be sent to the diagnostic lab.

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2-week old GHOsFirst Great Horned Owlets
Patient Status: Patient Archive, Success Stories
Admission date: 17 March 2015
Rescue Location: NW Iowa

Baby season has started — and seems to be early this year! Two hatchling great horned owls were admitted from Wildlife Lodge and Clinic. They are tiny and need feed often! While Stella will not feed babies, she is in an ICU crate for the babies to loo

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LATEST UPDATE:

2 June 2015
In the GHO flight pen.

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eagle admitWoodbury Co Bald Eagle
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 12 March 2015
Rescue Location: Near Climbing Hill, Iowa, Woodbury County

We’ve often said that it takes a village to rescue and care for injured raptors. Today was no different. Thanks to a farmer’s curiosity of getting a closer look at an adult eagle near a neighboring landowners pond, he soon discovered that this eagle wo

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LATEST UPDATE:

22 March 2015
X-ray taken on 18th showed no lead in the digestive tract. Liver lead level will be obtained.

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kestrel admitKnoxville Male Kestrel
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 12 March 2015
Rescue Location: Knoxville, IA municipal water tower

A male kestrel was rescued at the Knoxville Water Tower area in Marion County. His fractured left radius ulna indicates he likely collided with something… just not sure what.

LATEST UPDATE:

2 June 2015
Update - Is in the flight pen.

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