During the past month, Great Horned Owlet #14-1746 has gradually improved its flying abilities during daily flight conditioning sessions. At first, the young owl was stubborn and the owlet would occasionally hoot at the rehabilitation staff and externs.
On November 1, a homeowner in Lynchburg found an adult Eastern Box Turtle in her yard – its carapace [upper shell] was entirely painted with pink latex paint! The turtle was taken to a local permitted wildlife rehabilitator, and was transferred to the Wildlife Center on November 15.
We received another post-release Raven update from Maureen, the rescuer of Common Raven #14-1100. Maureen saw the raven outside of her office building on November 20; Maureen tells us that the female raven was with her mate and was preening him!
The goal of the Center is “to treat to release” – to restore patients to health and return as many as possible to the wild. In rare instances, the Center has the opportunity to track eagles after their release. Click here to follow these former eagle patients.