Hatchling screech owl

Admission Date: 6 May 2017
Outcome: Died, 18 May 2017
Location of Rescue: Ankeny, Polk County
Cause of Admission / Condition: Hatchling on the ground, no nest located
Patient Status: Patient Archive

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 no nest located, Deb made the difficult decision to rescue. The owlet was a bit dehydrated and and the first meal was tiny pieces of chicken soaked in pedialyte. Owlet is receiving antibiotic eye drops and we’re hoping the eyes open soon.