Steve Davis holding “Joni” just prior to transport to Rehab.
A small group of us have been keeping close watch of the Snowy Owl “Joni” since she was discovered this past weekend. This morning Steve Davis went to check on her around dawn. He found her sitting on the edge of the road. At first it seemed she was Ok, but since cars were passing so close to her and she wasn’t moving he decided to approach her. She made a short wobbly hop, but could not fly. She settled back on the side of the road. Steve called me to let me know what was happening and we quickly decided she had to get off the side of the road. Steve approached her again and she didn’t move. He retrieved a towel from his truck and wrapped her in it. Two passers by stopped to offer help. One was Sullivan Audubon member Kathy Scullion. The gentleman who stopped works near the Delaware Raptor Center in Milford PA. He knows the staff there and agreed to transport the bird there. I called the Raptor Center, alerting them to the bird being transported in for rehab. Steve was able to note that there appeared to be no wing injuries and she was able to move them. He thought she might have a leg injury, but couldn’t be sure. I will post an update on this site once we have more information on her. I have attached a photo of Steve holding the owl just prior to transporting her to the center. A big thanks to Steve for keeping an eye on the bird and coming to her rescue!!
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