Barred Owl (poor little bird with a broken wing) by Wayne Wood

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Barred Owl (poor little bird with a broken wing) by 

I left the farm this afternoon to head into Ottawa, just down the road from the farm I saw a Barred owl perched at ground level on the side of the road. I had my camera handy and took a few pics and noticed that he was very young and seemed to be injured. Another vehicle pulled up and that startled the poor little guy and he started to walk away dragging a wing. What a bummer, I got back in my car turned around and returned to the farm where I picked up a big box a blanket and a towel and pair of work gloves. I returned and within 2 minutes had the Owl safely tucked away in the box. I drove the hour and 20 minutes to Ottawa and brought him to the Wild Bird Care Center. The initial examination is that the Owlet has sustained a broken humerous bone, prognosis is that if the break is close to the joint than in all likely hood he will not recover and will be euthanized, however if the break is in the middle then he should recover in less than a month. There is also a good chance that they will release it to the area that I found it at. My fingers are crossed and I shall update once I know more,,,,


  • Bill McMullen
    Bill McMullenabout 4 years ago

    Wayne, excellent work taking such care of this youngster. The WBCC will take great care of it. Bravo to you.

  • Gary Fairhead
    Gary Fairheadabout 4 years ago

    Great that you acted quickly Wayne. He/she does look young and desperate. Hopefully the break is in the middle and the WBC can help him mend. It seems more and more Owls showing up with broken bones…usually from collisions with cars…And a nicely documented image here as well ………

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanabout 4 years ago

    oh WAYNE!!!! Sweet, darling baby owl … and beautiful, beautiful image … my prayers are already going out that this sweet darling will be able to be healed and returned to the wild. Thank you so very much for doing the right thing and for giving him a chance. You are a wonderful man. Do please do keep us posted!!!!!!!

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 4 years ago

    Very cute capture, he looks like he is in pain, great that you took the time to get him to the experts, I pray that he will be ok! and released into the wild again.

  • Elaine Short
    Elaine Shortabout 4 years ago

    A lovely capture Wayne!

  • Wayne Wood
    Wayne Woodabout 4 years ago

    Thank you very much to everyone for your comments and concerns, I will be checking up on this little guy later this week and will provide an update as soon as I can

  • Dave & Trena Puckett
    Dave & Trena P...about 4 years ago

    wow what an amazing capture! so beautiful and detailed! great shot Wayne!

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBabout 4 years ago

    August 21, 2010

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your wonderful feature, well deserved, hope he is ok!

  • Rose Gallik
    Rose Gallikabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your amazing capture!

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