Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Rescued screech owls

These guys were rescued here in Missouri and brought to the World Bird Sanctuary for rehabilitation. They will both be released back into the wild. Determining whether or not a baby bird is in danger is tricky. Often, they are fledglings with mom and dad lurking somewhere nearby and will be just fine, but in the event of injury or imminent danger, they should be cared for by trained professionals. It's harder than you think to raise a raptor! Also, a rehabilitation facility must be licensed.

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