YEAR TO DATE STATISTICS 2015
Map of rescue locations in March 2015.
Not only is he a handsome adult male, but he also came with two surprises: he was banded and he was wearing a radio transmitter. This is only the third time in 27 years we’ve had this situation.
There has been a great deal of interest in this special bird. The one who banded him flew to Bozeman to see the Eagle, and a reconnaissance team flew over the area where the bird was rescued, spotting a female on a nest.
As you can see, he cleaned up quite well for his release on 3/19/15 and we’re sure his significant other is glad to see him.
It was quite a mix of raptors that were released this month: Golden Eagle (the biggest), Northern Saw-Whet Owl (very small) and a Merlin (rare for us to get).
Northern Saw-Whet Owl (NSWO 5-15)
Attacked by a cat. Right knee skinned open, with abrasion under left wing
Admitted from: Butte 1/24/15
Coopers Hawk (COHA 139-14)
Unidentified trauma. Was unable to fly and had spinal/neurological damage.
Admitted from: Bozeman 9/20/14
Great Horned Owl (GHOW 12-15)
Collision with electrical line.
Limited eyesight, singed feathers around beak.
Admitted from: Bozeman 2/16/15
< ——– Merlin (MERL 2-15) Was in some form of collision. Fractured right ulna. Admitted from: Bozeman 1/8/15 ——–>
February rescue calls by species:
1 Northern Saw-Whet Owl
3 Great-Horned Owls
2 Bald Eagles