Patient Snapshots

horned owl

Attitude

16 July 2021
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These two hatch-year 2021 great horned owls showed us how well they learned horned owl defensive posture and attitude. These two were released on 15 July 2021. Kay reported they

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hatch-year bald eagle

Hatch-year ’21 bald eagle update

7 July 2021
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Two Polk County (IA) hatch-year 2021 (HY21) bald eagles needed rescue in mid-June – one from Urbandale and the other from Saylor Township. Both of the HY21 female eagles have

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HY21 Coops

Coopers released, Coopers admitted

7 July 2021
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At the end of June / first part of July, a Cooper’s hawk admitted from Shenandoah, Iowa was released. This Coops was an older hatch-year 2021 bird. In the same

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HY21 bald eagle

Urbandale HY21 bald eagle

21 June 2021
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A bald eagle nest in Urbandale, Iowa, is closely monitored (and has a livestream camera) by human neighbors. SOAR was alerted by nearby homeowners that one of the two eaglets

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broadwinged hawk

Two babies, two different counties

11 June 2021
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These two broad-winged hawks are now unintended siblings! One broad-winged hawk is from Prairie City and has puncture wounds on its little rump. The other broad-winged hawk nestling was found

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hatchling kestrel

“Homeless” hatch-year kestrels

8 June 2021
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These two hatch-year 2021 American kestrels were found in Woodbury County after their nest tree was removed. There was no where safe for the nestlings.  

teenage barred owls

Growing owls

8 June 2021
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The baby owl population is growing – figuratively and literally! Hatch-year 2021 owls are still being admitted. Earlier hatch-year owl admits are growing and needing more space. These “teenage” barred

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barred owl

Barreds released

1 June 2021
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Two adult barred owls were released on 31 May 2021. Birds are released back in to appropriate habitat for that species. Barred owl habitat is river bottom timber. Barred owls

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Cooper's hawk

Cooper’s released

28 May 2021
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This hatch-year 2020 (HY20) Cooper’s hawk was admitted at the end of April 2020 from Dallas County, Iowa, with a bruised shoulder.

HY21 red-tailed hawk

Babies

19 May 2021
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Hatch-year 2021 (HY21) great horned and barred owls continue to be admitted. The first HY21 red-tailed hawk has also been admitted. Yes, it is always best if the raptor parent(s)

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