My Good Deed for the Day with pictures Update page 5.

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by woodmort, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 6, 2010
    Oxford NY
    I went down to feed the chicken after lunch--no rush they won't go out in the snow anyway--and noticed the crows were having a fit. I figured there was a hawk around--again--so decided I'd leave the birds in for the rest of the day. They didn't seem anxious to go out anyway. After I finished I looked around the area to see if I could spot what was causing the ruckus. Nothing in the trees and I almost left when I noticed this at the lower end of the chicken yard.


    Now last summer I had problems with a Cooper's hawk so I stung heavy monofiliment line over much of the chicken yard as a deterrent--figuring at least it would give the chickens some cover and slow the hawk down. This owl, somehow, got one wing tangled in one of the lines. I went up to the house, got my heavy mittens, came down, cover the bird with a towel, knelt in the snow and spent half an hour untangling the line. From what I could tell there was nothing broken but the bird had been struggling so it may have damage joints--it sat there very quietly as I untangle the fish-line. At any rate, once it was free it just perched on the sleeve of my coat and wouldn't fly. I let it stay there, walk the 100 yds or so to the house and called to my DW to bring a cat carrier. Loaded it into the carrier and took it to our vet who does bird rehabilitation. He will check it, make any repairs and either release it or turn it over to a full-time rehabilitater. It is a barred owl BTW and just a little to small to bother with full grown chickens.

    Just me and my owl.

    Last edited: Feb 16, 2011
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    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

  3. maple

    maple Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2010
    aaah! You're missin a hand! [​IMG]

    Nice bird.
  4. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    awesome pics! [​IMG]
  5. jojo54

    jojo54 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2009
    BC Canada
    Neat pics! Thanks for sharing. I'm glad you were there to help the owl! [​IMG]
  6. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    [​IMG] We, & the owl thank you. [​IMG]
  7. silkiechick236

    silkiechick236 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2009

    So sweet and what a gorgeous bird!
  8. Cat Water

    Cat Water That Person

    Jul 4, 2010
    Mid Coast Maine
    Wow! good thing you didn't get hurt! Really good pictures! [​IMG]
  9. SallyF

    SallyF Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 5, 2009
    Middle Tennessee
    Beautiful pictures, and a lucky owl, being found by a nice guy who knew what to do. You get the Good Deed award today, for sure!
  10. maple

    maple Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2010
    Here's the one that I found in my coop a few weeks ago pluckin the feathers off one of my black copper maran wounds...just a bare back. It was dusk and there was a ruckus so I went and investigated and found this:


    Sure are pretty aren't they? Very majestic when I opened up both doors and had to duck as it flew out over my head and up into my ponderosa pine. Naughty critter. [​IMG]

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