Lynn's Journal

Sep 19 - Sep 25

Poorwill face

Common Poorwill

We started the week with the admission of a Common Poorwill, the smallest member of the Nightjar Family and an infrequent visitor to BMW. The bird had spent the weekend trapped in a warehouse. After a couple of days of fluids and lots of meal worms, we sent him on his way south. 

Sep 12 - Sep 18

BAEA 1

A Really Rough Week

Seven raptors were admitted this past week, an American Kestrel, a Merlin, 2 Red-tailed Hawks, a Barn Owl, a Great Horned Owl and a Bald Eagle. All but the eagle were too badly injured to save. 

The eagle, the 13th of the year, was 30% underweight, dehydrated and anemic. …

Sep 5 - Sep 11

Lincoln's Sparrow

Fall Migration is a Challenging Time

This Lincoln’s Sparrow was likely passing through the lower elevations of Umatilla County during fall migration when it struck a window. Sadly it did not survive.


A young Red-tailed Hawk and a young Prairie Falcon also died of their injuries. …

Aug 29 - Sep 4

Nighthawk

Cooler Temperatures and Fewer Birds

Cooler temperatures and a decrease in caseload are both welcome changes, but we still aren’t bored. In addition to two more Great Horned Owls and two Cooper’s Hawks, we are treating a Common Nighthawk with injuries to its left shoulder and right wrist.

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