Baby Barn Owls
The first baby Barn Owls of the season hatched this past week at BMW’s Tri-Cities Center. Three batches of eggs have come from haystacks that have been moved. Michele estimates she will be feeding about a dozen baby owls by next weekend.
Fortunately, there are potential foster moms nesting in five of the nest boxes at the hack site. …
Spring is Here
Maggie is trying her hand, or perhaps I should say her beak, at nest building. She is adding mud to the wooden nest that was placed in her aviary last year.
New Perch in the Hawk Pen
Volunteer Toni installed a new perch in the Buteo Pen. …
Momma Owl Slowly Improving
The owl admitted last week with a brood patch and a back injury is making slow progress. She is able to sit up on her hocks and is eating on her own. After consulting with Dr. Jeff Cooney we have begun physical therapy twice a day.
Barbed-wire: Scourge of the West
March: In Like A Lion
February ended on a fairly quiet note with just two admissions: 1 Barn Owl and 1 Red-tailed Hawk. March has come roaring in like the proverbial lion, bringing 5 more Red-tailed Hawks, a Rough-legged Hawk, a Sharp-shined Hawk, a Western Screech Owl and a Great Horned Owl.
Eagle Nest Starter Kit
With materials donated by Artistic Treeworks in Richland, WA, volunteer Toni Faust is hoping BMW's resident Bald Eagles will participate in the home improvement project she has prepared for them. For several years the eagles have built a nest on the ground and laid two eggs which have never been fertile. …