Happy barred owl

injured barred owl

This barred owl was admitted mid-January 2021 from Marion County. A concerned citizen picked this owl up south of Knoxville on Iowa 5 in the evening and took to a SOAR volunteer the next day. The owl had broken right carpals (bones toward the tips of the wing).

Owl was transported to some nice forested river bottom habitat for release. Can you find the barred owl in the woods?

Happy free barred owl in the tree.