Saturday, August 16, 2014

Barred Owl release back in the wild. August 15, 2014

Thanks to The Owl Foundation this beautiful Male Barred Owl was released back where he was found.  He came in last March with a eye injury.  On August 15, 2014 we set him free again.
Donna and I went to Vineland to pick up the owl.  I was so thrilled to get to hold the owl when Stacey banded it.
I guess you can tell I am happy.  All of the following photos at TOF are by Donna Hayes


Putting on the band

Checking the wings

Sharpening the talons.

checking the wings

Looking at those talons

being weighed 930 

Stage two was to go where the owl was found. Helena Chu joined me for this.
We found a great location on a dead end road with very little traffic and lots of trees and farmers fields.All the next photos are by Helena Chu

No I don't want to leave you

No I have no intention of leaving this cage.  

Please put the cage top back on. Helena stayed in the car during the release.  

take off

Freedom 

He flew  really well and landed in a fairly close tree.  The following three shots are by me.  

Thanks for the ride.

Thanks to The Owl Foundation for the wonderful work they do.  Stacey, Annick and Cathy.  Thank you.

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