Monday, April 21, 2014
"DC" Snowy Owl Released
This past Saturday, Dr. Julia Ponder, TRC's executive director, released the "DC" snowy owl near Superior, WI. This spot was chosen by a biologist since it was frequented by other snowy owls in the past. Individuals of this species move from breeding grounds to areas where food is more plentiful in the winter, even during non-irruptive years. The habitat will support the bird until he starts his journey back to his northern region.
The "imped" feathers (replacement feathers for the bird's singed ones) from a procedure done in TRC's clinic helped power his strong flight.
We thank all of you for your support and interest. This patient is an example of the more than 900 sick and injured raptors we treated last year in our clinic.
Posted by The Raptor Center at 11:15 AM