Which Maine Owl do you want to Visit?
THE STORY OF SNOWY WHITE “We have an invasion on our hands- but don’t grab your pitchforks just yet, because these newcomers are more fluffy than formidable (though their lemming prey would almost certainly disagree)”. On a brisk January day in 2014, a small group of passersby gathered across the street from the Grand Trunk … Continue reading The Snowy Owl
MR. AND MRS. STRIX, THE BARRED OWLS OF YORK. The York Center for Wildlife is in Cape Neddick, Maine. The center rescues and rehabilitates sick and injured wildlife, including owls. One recent winter was so harsh, that 36 owls were admitted to the Center, 30 of which were barred owls. Many owlets had fallen from their … Continue reading The Barred Owl
BUBO, THE GREAT HORNED OWL One Man’s Owl by Heinrich Bernd chronicles the experiences had by the author and a Great Horned Owl named Bubo. Bernd discovered the young owl when he spotted its tiny talons sticking up through the snow having fallen from a tree. Too injured to set free, Bernd and Bubo spend 3 … Continue reading The Great Horned Owl
A TRIBUTE TO TEDDY, A NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL Teddy began his life in Old Saybrook, CT where it is suspected that he injured his wing when he collided with a window. His wing injury was so severe that he was not able to be released back into the wild. The Wind Over Wings rehabilitation program … Continue reading The Northern Saw-Whet Owl
SIR TUFTS, AN EASTERN SCREECH OWL Little Sir Tufts was found by members of the NSW on one of their outings when they found him with his feet caught under a fence. He appeared to be in pain as he let out a plaintiff cry. His leg was broken. The group of owl enthusiasts happened … Continue reading The Eastern Screech Owl
RUFF…LIFE AND DEATH OF A GREAT GRAY OWL The Great Gray Owl is an infrequent visitor to Maine. But sometimes they must “relocate” due to a lack of food in their usual habitat, the boreal forests of Canada. Perhaps that was the case for “Ruff” who was sighted in a field in Jackson, Maine in 2008. The owner … Continue reading The Great Grey Owl