|Barred Owl, May 2010|
|Injured Barred Owl|
Barred Owl parents typically care for their young for four months, and sure enough, one of the parents was nearby keeping watch, so we were a little concerned about taking the little owl away. My new friend watched the adult while I collected the owlet. Thankfully, the adult didn't swoop me.
|A Watchful Parent|
|Checking the wings for breaks|
|Checking his eyes for abrasions|
- Raptors are dangerous, and they will defend themselves, even if young or injured. So call a rescue center before attempting to rescue the bird to learn the necessary precautions to take.
- Note the location where you found the injured raptor, and with baby raptors look around for siblings, parents and the nesting site.
- Use a box with holes for breathing, and if there's no box available, use a thick bag or blanket. Make sure the container is secure. You don't want the bird to escape its container when you're in your car.
- Do not give the bird food or water. Take the bird directly to a rescue/rehabilitation center.
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