Sunday, March 27, 2016


That's his name according to the kids on the Annis Ranch in Alcova (pop. 76). They found him sitting on a fence post unable to fly. That's because he has a broken left wing. You can't see it but the wing is now bandaged so he won't do more damage by moving it around.

This Long-eared Owl is quite the feisty bird so he should do well when he has his wing repaired. Hopefully that will happen after he goes in tomorrow for xrays and an exam. Thanks to Toni Annis and her gang for driving to meet me in Thermop with the bird.

UPDATE: Sad news. Surgery was attempted to repair the fracture but unseen in the xray was a crack in the large bone. It split open the entire length of the humerus which was not surgically fixable. He was humanely euthanized.

1 comment:

  1. So glad we were able to help! Looking forward to keeping up on his progress :)