Our friend Natalie was in town a couple of weeks ago. She was out exploring when she came across this owl, whose wing was broken. We put Natalie in touch with a helpful local volunteer at a wild bird rescue non-profit, who responded within minutes. The owl is now healing.
(By the way: at first we were told this animal was a screech owl, but we’ve since been told that’s not correct. Can anyone help us with an ID?) This is a long-eared owl.
Owls are a big part of life out here, but they’re not easy to photograph. Thank you Natalie for sharing these photos with us…
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