Great Horned Owl
Arrived at Lakeside Nature Center April 3, 2019
This Great Horned Owl
was brought in by a member of the public.
She was a nestling
found on the ground with an injury to the soft tissue under the
right wing. It is presumed that she got this injury from barbed
wire fence while falling out of the nest during a storm. Due to
the nature of the injury, staff at Lakeside were concerned there
may be permanent damage to the wing and flight impaired.
There was also concern
that because she was such a young bird, imprinting may effect
natural behavior and it was determined to keep her as an
ambassador for her species.
Based on size it is
presumed that she is a female (females are larger than males).
For more information on Great
Horned Owls, check out the
Critter Corner entry.