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This blog is dedicated to the amazing wildlife rescue staff. Toronto Wildlife Centre and The Owl Foundation.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Eastern Screech Owl released Early September 2014

The Owl Foundation called to let me know they had a beautiful ginger eastern  screech owl to release.  I said oh yes I will help. With Charm, and her three children we went to the location where owl was found and released him back in the bushes.
In this photo I took a photo of owl prior to release.  You can see one eye.

Can you see the top of his head

Charm does it again.  Captured perfectly out of the box and into the woods.

Her daughter also captured this amazing shot of the owl flight to freedom.

Again thanks to the person who made the call for this injured Screech Owl, The Owl Foundation for the rehabbing and care of the owl.  Thank you to Charms and her family for joining me on this amazing release.

Killdeer in oil - thanks TWC. Sept 2014

Back in early Sept Tammy and I were volunteering for Toronto Wildlife Centre rescue  and were busy looking for geese that had vegetable oil on them.  Once we arrived at pond we saw this killdeer on the side of the road.  We quickly called TWC who told us to get him in asap. Once the killdeer was stable they gave him a few baths.

All photos taken by TWC.  

While on holidays in Temagami Andrew called with the wonderful news that the killdeer had been released back in the wild.  Thank you TWC.

Toronto Wildlife Centre releases cygnet at Bluffers Sept 2014

3 days before the Trumpeter Swan cygnet had been rescued by Toronto Wildlife Centre staff Sarrah.  The cygnet had a fish hook in his back of leg to bum area.  Hook was removed and quickley returned to the family.

Sarrah releases the little cygnet at Bluffers Park.  

Male runs to meet his missing cygnet

FEmale shows her approval and flaps her wings

Young cygnet quickly runs down the hill to join his 6 other siblings

At the waters edge

Quickly joined by 2 of siblings

Female takes all the 7 cygnets out for a swim.  Male makes sure Sarrah and Andrew stays on shore.  lol

This rescue and release was only possible because Jill Ramsey made the call for help.  A friend had seen the hook, Jill monitored the situation and called when they were on shore.  Sarrah did the perfect rescue and quickly took swan to the TWC.

Thank you all.  

Black and White Warbler, cedar Waxwing Release Sept 2014

I was asked by Toronto Wildlife to release a few birds the other day.  Two cedar waxwings (juveniles), Swainson Thrush, Black and White Warbler, Tennessee Warbler, and a Magnolia Warbler.
 I had a good viewing of the Cedar Waxwing and just prior to release an adult flew over my head.  The 3 warblers I can honestly say I did not see them at all and the thrush needed a bit of help to leave.  Luckily the black and white warbler came back to say goodbye.  The Tennessee did as well but it was a flash.   Good work by TWC on the rehab of these beautiful birds.

two cedar waxings

Swainson Thrush