FW: injured Saw-whet Owl in Parks
25 Oct 2011, 1:24 PM,
FW: injured Saw-whet Owl in Parks
My friend Cindy told me that a small owl flew in front of her car last night while she was driving home in the Parks/Bellemont area, colliding with it. She stopped to see how badly injured it was. Initially she said it was holding one of its wings oddly and its eye was swollen shut. She took it inside for the night and provided food and water. This morning she said it seemed to be moving alright overall and not holding its wing out, but its one eye is still swollen shut. Based on the photos she showed me today it is an adult NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL. I had heard that the Arboretum at Flagstaff staff might know what to do as far as wildlife rehabilitation, so I recommended that she talk with them. Does anyone else have an idea of somewhere that she could take it?

On another note, it seems interesting that this one was at a lower elevation. Perhaps there will be a movement of this species into the lowlands this year?

Good birding!!!
Eric Hough
25 Oct 2011, 1:34 PM,
Marcia Lamkin, 774-3894

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