Mt Ayr bald eagle

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adult bald eagleMt Ayr bald eagle
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 15 May 2017
Rescue Location: west of Mt Ayr in Ringgold County

Farmer reported eagle down in the field he was planting beans… the eagle would not fly away as tractor approached. This adult was rescued on the 14th and made her way to SOAR on the 15th. Kay is somewhat puzzled as to what got this eagle down… only

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LATEST UPDATE:

26 May 2017
Mt Ayr was moved to a 20x20 flight room. She is favoring a shoulder and is not displaying eagle confidence... but on a positive note, now weights 10 pounds.

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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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hatchling RTHHatchling red-tail
Patient Status: Patient Archive, Success Stories
Admission date: 5 May 2017
Rescue Location: Buchanan County

Thanks to Tracy at Wildthunder Wildlife and Animal Rehabilitation and Sanctuary for rescuing this hatchling red-tailed hawk. This hawk is too young to be out the nest and cared for by adults. Tracy had to make the tough decision to rescue when she coul

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adult Cooper's hawkAdult Cooper’s Hawk
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 23 April 2017
Rescue Location: Polk Co

This adult Cooper’s hawk collided with something (no one witnessed this collision so it is purely a guess) and has some head trauma with a swollen eye. This hawk had been down without food long enough that it is quite thin.

LATEST UPDATE:

26 April 2017
Accipiters and window-strikes... read this and see if you can help your part of the world be more bird safe!
http://soarraptors.org/2017/04/human-made-hazards-abound/

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GHO hatchlingGreat horned owl hatchlings
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 9 April 2017
Rescue Location: Woodbury County

SOAR volunteer Tyler took in a PAIR of hatchling great horned owls.  The young owls popped out of a tree that some folks cut down the morning of rescue.  Unfortunately, Tyler had no opportunity to place them back in the nest, nor opportunity for a box

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LATEST UPDATE:

20 September 2017
These two are ready to go.

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young great horned owl1st 2017 great horned owl youngster
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 31 March 2017
Rescue Location: Polk County

SOAR volunteer Deb received our first great horned owl hatchling of the year. This youngster was found along the interstate in Des Moines after what may have been a bad first flight attempt? The owl’s right eye was swollen shut when Deb received but op

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barred owlAppanoose Barred Owl
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 27 March 2017
Rescue Location: Appanoose County

A concerned citizen saw a barred owl get hit by a car and was able to rescue and took to a nearby vet clinic. Appanoose CCB was able to transport this owl to SOAR friend Marla. The owl’s left shoulder area is swollen and warm and the wrist is droopy.

LATEST UPDATE:

20 September 2017
This barred owl will soon be ready for release.

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juvenile RTHDes Moines Juvenile Red-tail
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 18 March 2017
Rescue Location: North side of Des Moines, Polk County

Deb rescued a juvenile red-tailed hawk on the north side of Des Moines on the 18th.  Deb reported, ” Had to climb over a pile of dead branches and weeds. Came out FULL of burrs! Half of my hair and my fleece jacket will never be the same!” This juvenil

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LATEST UPDATE:

31 March 2017
We thought we'd turned the "proverbial corner" with this hawk, but he was extremely thin and maybe had lost just too much weight to recover.

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