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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Rescued Owlet

On Monday morning I received an email from wildlife rehabilitator Bobby Horvath. He was called in to save a Great Horned Owl chick that had fallen from its nest.

From: Robert Horvath
Date: April 26, 2009 9:31:06 PM EDT
Subject: Owl

This was an easy one this morning. Just got home from a night tour and was loading up the truck with birds for a show today in Riverside Park and got a call for a baby great horned owl at a park about 40 minutes away. I flew out there and some great bird watchers who have been following this nest for weeks told me where it was. Luckily not too high at all and was offered a ladder from the parks people so back this little guy went. There were hundreds of people 20 feet away all day long since it was a Sunday and 80 degrees so no parents ever came by to check but they were close by. I'm sure they'll return tonight and the watchers are there every day monitoring him so if it happens again we'll try another reunion as long as he doesn't injure himself. . .Wish they all turned this to be this easy.

Jim Galletto followed up with this note:

From: James Galletto
Date: April 26, 2009 8:58:49 PM EDT
Subject: Owl

It was still on the nest this afternoon and looked like it was doing well.


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