[CT Birds] Snowy Owl Update

jaybrd49 at aol.com jaybrd49 at aol.com
Tue Nov 21 09:54:31 EST 2017


Birders:


I am sorry to inform the birding community that the New Hartford snowy owl passed away in the hands of an experienced avian veterinarian last night.  The bird was found on Route 202 last night at 7 PM, but was not brought to a local rehabilitator for several hours.  The bird had suffered serious injuries, and it is questionable that it would have survived even if it had been brought in earlier in the evening.   It was also noted that the bird had evidently been having difficulty finding prey, not an uncommon occurrence with juvenile owls.


Sorry to be the bearer of this bad news.


Jay Kaplan
Canton



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