Young Sadie and the Horvath's new educational Screech Owl pose for the camera complete with teeny jesses. Screech Owl has a permanently damaged wing and therefore is unreleasable.
And dear me, Little Owl hasn't a name as yet. Mom and wildlife rehabilitator Cathy Horvath suggested a naming contest, an excellent idea, so here we go! NAME THAT OWL!
To enter your choice click on "Contact Me" in the left column of the mainpage and send me an email with the subject line, NAME THAT OWL!
Remember Samantha the Raven? As Ravens were a topic of conversation wildlife rehabilitator Bobby Horvath sent these photos of some young Ravens that came into the Horvaths care.
Just look at that wide red gape! No trouble getting his beak open to feed him.
An excellent and large example of the opening of feather sheaths. Corvids are known for their intelligence and Ravens are at the top of the heap. They are social, "talk" to each other, are clever and dynamite problem solvers. With a face, particularly when young, that for some, might take a little getting used to.
Edgar Alan Poe had a pet Raven named Ague who spoke English. Ague is now stuffed and resides in the vaults of the main repository of the Philadelphia Library.
And here we have two very healthy, shiny, mostly grown up Ravens.
Bobby says,"Before the young Ravens were put outside and wilded up for release, which they were."
More from Bobby Horvath, who is also a firefighter, about the Astoria Park Red-tail nest of Athena and Atlas--
While at work yesterday I had training at Randalls Island so for lunch I took the rig and the crew back over the Triboro to Astoria to take advantage of the weather and park. We picked up sandwiches and headed to Astoria park. While there I checked on the mom and she’s in last years nest under the bridge and it looked like 1 small head popping up. Hope all goes well for them and all the rest of the nesting pairs in the city.
AND YES, another nest to watch. We confirmed today it's on a water tower I-Beam just on the South border of Briarwood and Mama and Papa's territory. I'm surprised it's so close to Mama and Papa's area. Maybe one of their prior fledges, a few went in that direction the last couple years. I took some photos but didn't get a good one of the parent who hunkered down in the bowl as we approached.