[CT Birds] Further Update on Snowy Owl, Long Beach, Stratford
Mntncougar at aol.com
Mntncougar at aol.com
Sun Dec 22 22:06:25 EST 2013
I just received this information and was given permission to post it. The
Facebook page has pictures of the rescue of the owl.
My personal thanks to everyone involved in this.
I too was there yesterday also observing the 2 snowies. You can
view/share this link with all from Todd/A Place Called Hope. Updates on the snowy
are given. Phil took the pics ...
Sorry to reach out here but I don't know how to post on ctbirding.
If you will, then you will
For nothing can withstand your will ~ TR
From: "Mntncougar at aol.com" <Mntncougar at aol.com>
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Sent: Sunday, December 22, 2013 8:31 PM
Subject: [CT Birds] Update on Snowy Owl, Long Beach, Stratford
I just got a phone call from a gentleman, Phil Maddalena, who I was with
yesterday while observing the 2 Snowy Owls that were at Long Beach. We
seen the one down near Pleasure Beach first and then walked back up,
having been told that there was another bird perched on the fence near
house. I mentioned in my post late last night that I had a feeling the
bird was not well:
" 2nd bird on the end of the fence onto the beach from the last house on
Oak Bluff Ave. That bird struck me as not doing well. Eyes were closed
almost all the time, very seldom looked around at all. Tail and
appeared dirty. Seemed oblivious to many
birders around it, sometimes very close. It was apparently in the same
for the entire 4 hours plus I was at the beach."
Phil called me to say that when he went back today with a birder friend
the Owl was still on the fence, one post back. I had mentioned to him
thought the bird was ill and when they saw it today it was apparently
more obvious. They got in touch with a rehabber (I believe, first name was
"Tod") who came out, looked at the bird and subsequently was able to walk
and just take it off the post in his hands. He said that the bird was
emaciated and probably near death. The soiled plumage I mentioned was
oil, and the bird's feathers were soaking wet. If it had not been so warm
probably would have frozen to death (my thought).
This is all I know at this point. Phil is a member of this list, although
he does not post, and I've asked that he or his friend will post some
details of what was done and said. We can only cross our fingers that the
bird will pull through. Apparently the rehabber mentioned that another
had been rehabilitated and released at Hammo today. If anyone knows more
details of that I would like to know them as I assume we all would. Nice
hear some good news once in a while.
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