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Old 11-05-2017, 03:36 PM
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Default Northern Saw-whet Owl rescue

My sister was on her way to pick up my nephew who spent the night here with his cousin. In the middle of Sherwood Drive she found this little guy. At first thought it was a Saw-Whet owl. Boxed it up here and took to the vet to get checked out. Vet said it's in great shape and it might be a Burrowing Owl.
She took it back to the park and released it.
Tons of good karma going her way!


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Old 11-05-2017, 03:56 PM
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Thats pretty cool. Good for her.
Curious how she was able to catch it if there was nothing wrong. Maybe it got hit and was stunned?
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Old 11-05-2017, 04:01 PM
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Oh god is it cute!!!

I love seeing things like this, happy ending hopefully.
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Old 11-05-2017, 04:44 PM
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That is a Northern Saw-whet Owl (not a Burrowing Owl).
The Vet is mistaken.
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Old 11-05-2017, 04:49 PM
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wow the claws are just amazing!
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Cool! I saw one of those little guys right beside me on a branch above my head last year and I had no idea of what it was. Now I know.
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Old 11-05-2017, 05:37 PM
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I'm pretty sure its a saw whet, as well.
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Old 11-05-2017, 05:58 PM
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That is a Northern Saw-whet Owl (not a Burrowing Owl).
The Vet is mistaken.

X2!

Tiny little guys.

I was lucky enough to band Saw Whets, Boreal, and Long Eared Owls in SK.

The Long Eared Owls were spotted then lured into the net with a fishing rod and cat mouse toy. The fly fishing cast has many applications!!
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Old 11-05-2017, 06:38 PM
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We band saw whet owls out by Tofield late in October as they migrate. Coolest bird, one of my favs. No comment regarding vet lmao 😆
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Old 11-05-2017, 10:31 PM
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Default Beautiful little devil!

I adore those little fellas, Good on your Sister and you. They are in trouble so you've done them a great service
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Old 11-06-2017, 07:35 AM
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Thats pretty cool. Good for her.
Curious how she was able to catch it if there was nothing wrong. Maybe it got hit and was stunned?

pretty laid back,word is they will let people reach in and pick them up. saw one in January at Brown Lowry near YYC. middle of the day it had just caught a chickadee.


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Old 11-06-2017, 08:01 AM
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Vet figured it was stunned. Probably the first one the vet ever saw, so the miss identification. When you compare the photos online, its pretty obvious its a saw-whet.
My mom just carved one so my sister recognized it as something special right away.
At our place, it was very calm, very curious peeking out of the box.
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Old 11-06-2017, 08:09 AM
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That's a Real neat pic, Owl in a box,
I had one watching me from a branch just a few feet above my head once, it wasn't concerned at all.
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Well done! Love those pictures.
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Old 11-06-2017, 05:56 PM
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Here are some burrowing owls the boy and I found this summer. I would say you have a saw whet owl.
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Old 11-06-2017, 10:33 PM
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What a cutie
I’ve built owl nest boxes for these owls,funny thing is the first one I put up ended up with Pilated woodpeckers in it 😂
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Old 11-07-2017, 08:11 AM
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from my back yard...........
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from my back yard...........

great pics, just love these little guys.


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Old 11-07-2017, 03:52 PM
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Burrowing owls head south in September , most of their diet is insects so after a frost or two they be starving
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Old 11-10-2017, 10:08 AM
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Thanks for the title fix admin!
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Old 11-10-2017, 11:19 AM
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Those little Saw-Whet owls are very tame especially the first year born who don't know the dangers of the world . Even so they should not be handled if possible , but if needed put a towel or blanket over any wild animal to reduce the chance of shock which can be fatal .
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