Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Long eared Owl release for Shades of Hope.

SHADES OF HOPE WILDLIFE REFUGE
(words taken from SOH page)

WHO WHO WHOOO IS THIS??
Looking much like a miniature Great Horned Owl, this smaller raptor is in fact a beautiful Long-eared Owl. They live in densely wooded ...areas throughout Canada and usually migrate into the southern States in the winter. This little fellow was found on the Allen Expressway in Toronto last week. After suffering from a collision with a car he is now at SOH where he was thoroughly inspected by Dr. Sherri.
Our little friend is already recovering nicely from his trauma and we expect he will return home soon.


Thanks Shades of Hope for making this possible.
Our Long-eared Owl was given the OK to return to his home in north Toronto. Released at dusk last night, the little fellow was obviously happy... to be back where he belonged! With Spring here and available food more plentiful, we hope he does not choose roadsides again for a hunting ground.
 On March 13 he was released.  Here are some of the shots from his release.
Sara and I went up to Shades of Hope to pick up the Long eared owl.  He was really beautiful. Took him back where he was found.  The release went really well.  He landed in the first tree then went higher and higher up the tree.  Finally he flew just at dusk to the next tree over. 



Look at this beauty.

RETURNING HOME!!
 

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