Friday, May 17, 2013
I was so happy to be able to pick up four owls from The Owl Foundation to be released. Chris M volunteer did two rleases and I was able to to do two as well. This second barred owl gave us a real thrill. Photo of release taken by Janice Hill and her daughter Kristin Cornell. Perfect time of day 8:15pm, empty location (no people), a great tree lot. Free to fly again. What a great day. Thanks to everyone who participated. The Owl Foundation you rock. In order for any owl to be released back in the wild the Owl Foundation Annick and Stacy do a wellness check, wings, tail feathers, fat count, talen and beak (sharpened if needed), weight. Then away they go back to the same location as found.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
With thanks to the Owl Foundation who saved this beautiful Great Horned Owl. I was able to release him in the location where he was found. Bowmanville. Thanks to my buddy Carol for helping me with the pick up and release of the owl. To Janice Hill and her beautiful daughter Kristen Cornell for taking the release and first flight shots. To the finder Kim thank you for saving this owl.
I was very fortunate to be able to release a Barred Owl on behalf of the The Owl Foundation. My buddy Jen Howard joined me on the adventure. It was a perfect release. Opened the box and the owl flew and landed on a dead tree. It flew to a higher branch within minutes and then was gone out of sight within minutes. The location was perfect as no one was there and it was filled with thousands of black flies and hundreds of trilliums surround us. Fly safe Thank you to Jen for the use of the photos of me releasing owl.