Hamilton Co Snowy Owl

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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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barred owl admitLucas Co Barred Owl
Patient Status: Patient Archive, Success Stories
Admission date: 10 March 2015
Rescue Location: North of Chariton, Lucas County

Lucas County Conservation was notified of a barred owl needing rescue and SOAR friend Marla helped Skylar (Lucas County Conservation) with his first rescue! With blood on the beak and one eye dilated more than the other, this owl was likely hit by a ve

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LATEST UPDATE:

29 March 2015
Ready to go very soon.

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Alton Great Horned Owl
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 7 March 2015
Rescue Location: North of Alton, IA

Concerned citizens from the Alton are saw a great horned owl sitting alongside the highway… thanks to many folks and the “rescue pony express” this owl is at SOAR and recovering from a concussion and a banged up beak. SOAR friend Christina was in NW

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LATEST UPDATE:

29 March 2015
Will be ready to go soon!

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transferred eagle admitMarshall Co Bald Eagle
Patient Status: Patient Archive, Success Stories
Admission date: 5 March 2015
Rescue Location: Near Green Castle Recreation Area in Marshall Co

Cassie picked up this adult male eagle from the Wildlife Care Clinic for continued care. Seems this eagle was hit by a semi truck in rural Marshall County. Driver called a friend, then the friend rescued and drove the eagle to Wildlife Care Clinic in A

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LATEST UPDATE:

11 May 2015
Marshall is just starting to do multiple laps in the flight pen.

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ferruginous hawk admitFerruginous Hawk – Wow!
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 28 February 2015
Rescue Location: NW Iowa

Wildlife Lodge & Clinic brought us a not-often seen ferruginous hawk. Unfortunately this female hawk has a badly broken left wing. These hawks are common buteo (genus) in the west. Ferruginous hawks are very common in the Inter-mountain West. Thank

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LATEST UPDATE:

24 July 2015
The fractured wing did not heal for the hawk to be able to fly. We sill start the paperwork and ask that this hawk be transferred to our education permit.

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