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Some of our patients are listed below and are updated as able.

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D32D32
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 8 June 2019
Rescue Location: in the trout stream near the Decorah Fish Hatchery

What an eventful week! On Saturday, the other eaglet – D32 that was rescued on Friday 7 June – from the nest near the Decorah Fish Hatchery was transported to SOAR. D32 had excellent care on Friday evening and Saturday morning from Raptor Resource Proj

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LATEST UPDATE:

13 June 2019
Kay assisted Drs. Riordan and Struve with surgery to straighten and stabilize D32's right tibiotarsus. The stabilization had to be from the outside (external) as both veterinarians agreed that there was no way to attach anything to the tiny piece of bone next to the joint. D32 did have an open owie near the break and a very tiny corner of bone was exposed. The leg was not stinky or pussy. The owie was cleaned, the bone straightened... then covered with an antibiotic pad and the leg "casted" in such a way to stabilize the bone but not be so tight as to reduce circulation to the toes. D32 will be in this cast for four weeks, then an x-ray check to determine if the two pieces of bone are forming a good union. All the veterinarians consulted on this think this is a long-shot, but a long-shot they were willing to take.

Now D32 needs to be kept calm, comfortable, and provided with cut-up food as standing on food to rip and tear is not something s/he needs to be doing now.

Now we wait.

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DN9DN9
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 7 June 2019
Rescue Location: Near the Decorah North Nest

This hatch-year (HY19) bald eagle – DN9 – from the Decorah North Nest and famous from the Raptor Resource Project (RRP) nest camera fell to the ground under the nest on 6 June. RRP board member, Dave K, was able to locate and rescue this eaglet on 7 Ju

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LATEST UPDATE:

11 June 2019
DN9 has been a "naughty" patient as not wanting to eat quail! Kay suspects DN9 had an upset stomach... pelleted a nasty smelling pellet complete with raccoon fur. :-/

Earlier on the 11th finally ate a quail on own.

Was given ivermectin to rid of the feather lice. Also on an antifungal as a preventative.

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D33 gnat bitesD33
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 5 June 2019
Rescue Location: near Decorah Fish Hatchery

The hatch-year (HY19) bald eagle from the nest near the Decorah Fish Hatchery and famous from the Raptor Resource Project nest camera tumbled to the ground under the nest on 5 June. Hatchery staff were alerted and the juvenile was safely retrieved and

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LATEST UPDATE:

11 June 2019
D33 is a model patient - eating two quail a day! Ambassador Decorah shared some of his trout and D33 ate two! Just like in the nest D33 can poop-shoot quite a distance, guessing 5 feet out the crate door.

D33 is ready to move out of ICU to a 10x20' flight area. It's time to stretch out those wings. Look for the move to happen later this week.

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Van Meter horned owlVan Meter Bridge Owl
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 16 April 2019
Rescue Location: Van Meter, near bridge over Raccoon River

The Dallas County Roadside Biologist emailed photos of this owl in need of assistance. SOAR volunteer Deb rescued and reported the owl was banded but “bone thin.”  

LATEST UPDATE:

18 April 2019
The owl was sporting a USGS band. The band was crushed and misshapen so removed.

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juvenile bald eagleNew Providence juvenile bald eagle
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 14 March 2019
Rescue Location: Hardin County

A concerned citizen was out checking on area snow pack and flooding. He came upon this juvenile bald eagle unable to fly away. The eagle has abrasions across the inside of both wings at the wrist and on the chest. The eagle also had a cut and blood on

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LATEST UPDATE:

17 April 2019
This eagle did lose part of the middle toe on the right foot, but seems to be adjusting. This juvenile has been moved to a 10' x 20' flight room to begin strength training.

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female bald eaglePole Line Rd bald eagle
Patient Status: Patient Archive, Success Stories
Admission date: 15 February 2019
Rescue Location: Near Pole Line Rd and US52, Decorah, IA

The bald eagle admitted 15 February 2019 was reported to Winneshiek County (Iowa) dispatch by MANY people driving a county blacktop west of Decorah. Thank you to everyone for caring enough to make a phone call. We also learned that an adult bald eagle

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LATEST UPDATE:

18 February 2019
PLR19 (Pole Line Rd 2019) is still alive. She continues to receive chelation and fluid therapy, plus an anti-inflammatory for brain swelling. This bald eagle appears to be able to see. She has received one small meal of meat and has kept that down!

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I don't feel goodPolk Co red-tailed hawk
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 10 February 2019
Rescue Location: Polk County, IA

Thanks to Iowa Bird Rehabilitation (our songbird partner) for rescuing this red-tailed hawk from someone’s yard. This hawk definitely collided with something and has head injury and issues with left eye.

LATEST UPDATE:

15 February 2019
SOAR volunteer transporter Deb started this hawk on eye drops to ease the swelling and Kay reports that the eye looks much better.

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female prairie MerlinGreene Co Merlin
Patient Status: Patient Archive
Admission date: 29 January 2019
Rescue Location: Greene County, Iowa

Thanks to Greene County Conservation for rescuing this Merlin. This falcon collided with something that fractured the radius and ulna in her right wing. SOAR has confirmation from another birder that this Merlin is a female prairie morph.

LATEST UPDATE:

19 February 2019
Her wing tip on the fractured wing had been frozen which caused dead tissue. The wing tip dropped off. She will be evaluated for suitability as an education bird.

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peek-a-booCharger Horned Owl
Patient Status: Patient Archive, Success Stories
Admission date: 28 January 2019
Rescue Location: Total Motors, Le Mars, IA

From SOAR friend Alex, “Here is this unlucky guy’s story! Imagine flying around, doing your thing. You fly a little too low over the highway and are side swiped by a very nice car, a Dodge Charger to be exact! Thank you to our Park Ranger friend, Derek

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snowy owlLyon Co snowy owl
Patient Status: Current Patient
Admission date: 17 December 2018
Rescue Location: Lyon County, Iowa

A concerned citizen spotted this snowy owl and observed that flight was not possible. She rescued and made contact with SOAR friend and Sioux County Conservation staff member Alex. Thanks to Lyon County Conservation for helping get this owl south to Al

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LATEST UPDATE:

20 December 2018
Kay reports that this owl is underweight at 3.25 pounds. He eats two large rats a day, about twice what a healthy weight owl would eat. Cornell Lab of Ornithology lists a snowy owl weight range of 3.5-6.5 pounds. (Remember the females will weigh more.) His left wing is stiff and sore.

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