Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Meet our Northern Saw Whet-owl

The Raptor Center has a new member of the Education team - a Northern Saw-whet owl. She was found injured in Duluth, where she likely collided with a window.  She is blind in her right eye.  

Part of her training to become a member of the team who educates over 150,000 each year is to become comfortable with stepping onto a glove, and to step onto a scale.  Weighing our birds is a normal part of maintaining their health.  Here, Interpretive Naturalist staff member Laura Freeman rewards the owl with a tidbit of mouse, which is her favorite (and a natural item in her diet). 

Keep watching our blog and Facebook pages; in a couple of weeks we will invite you to submit your choices for a name for her!

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