We are state and federally permitted by the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and the Federal Wildlife Service to provide care and treatment of injured, orphaned or displaced birds and small mammals. Our goal is to support nature's balance by compassionate care of wildlife, specializing in raptors (birds of prey) by working closely with our local conservation officers, animal shelters, vetererinary clinics and the public.
"Duke" our educational Great Horned Owl
This weekend (April 5th, 2014) we were able to release an osprey which had had a 'disagreement' with one of the local eagles.
This bird was brought to us by our neighbors who had been watching the battle between the two birds by one of their ponds. The eagle attacked the osprey in mid-flight and took it to the ground. The neighbors described the osprey as laying on its back with its talons in the air trying to protect itself.
There were a few bruised areas on the wing and a chest laceration. We released the bird a few miles away over another pond known to have plenty of fish...and hopefully no eagles close by!
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