Whoooo was that feathered visitor?

Baby great horned owl at Keokee offices with Blake Schiöberg of Birds of Prey NorthwestWe like our human visitors, but they generally can’t match the cuteness factor of this baby great horned owl that came by our office yesterday. One of our editors, Billie Jean, came across this little fellow after it fell or was kicked out of its nest. Too young to fly, it would have almost certainly perished, so our heroine Billie Jean gathered it for Birds of Prey Northwest, and handler Blake Schiöberg swung by to pick it up. BOP Northwest does amazing work in raptor rescue, and director Jane Fink consults with us on our osprey webcam. See a little more about the owl episode on our Sandpoint Online Facebook post»

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    • Reply Billie Jean Gerke

      June 11, 2013, 5:21 PM

      Birds of Prey Northwest reports on Facebook that the owl chick has been eating a healthy eight to 10 mice a night. So it is thriving at “the ranch” with a foster, adult pair of great horned owls along with another rescued chick about the same age.

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