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Re: Lindsay Wildlife Museum
« Reply #75 on: October 08, 2010, 05:14:07 PM »
What a wonderful story and the picture is precious. Thank you for sharing this with us. :heart
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Re: Lindsay Wildlife Museum
« Reply #76 on: January 11, 2011, 07:07:32 PM »
In 2010 we received 5451 animals: 4078 birds, 1263 mammals, 98 reptiles and 10 amphibians. The most numerous species were house finch (551), fox squirrel (475), mourning dove (432), mallard (367), opossum (297), western scrub-jay (208) and California towhee (160). Most of the patients came from nearby cities: Concord (759), Walnut Creek (758), Martinez (359), Pleasant Hill (347), Danville (284) and Lafayette (259)
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Re: Lindsay Wildlife Museum
« Reply #77 on: January 11, 2011, 08:15:05 PM »
Beans, that's a very busy place doing good work!   :eclove   Any more stories to tell about the birds and animals there?
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Re: Lindsay Wildlife Museum
« Reply #78 on: January 14, 2011, 03:24:09 PM »


In mid-December, an adult great horned owl was found on the ground being attacked by crows. Fortunately, the person who witnessed the scene is a bander with the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory who brought the owl to our wildlife hospital for treatment.. During the initial exam, we found the owl was not only dangerously thin but also had several large wounds on his right wing.

This owl has been with Lindsay Wildlife Museum Hospital for three weeks now and is getting better each day.

During the initial exam, we found the owl had several large wounds on its right wing, especially along the patagium, which is a special membrane essential for flight. The owl was also dangerously thin.

We cleaned and sutured the wounds, but an infection had already set in. We put the owl on several medications for pain and to help control the infection. Hospital staff also began a hand-feeding schedule and very slowly the owl started to gain weight. There were several set-backs at the beginning, but after about two weeks, the owl started eating reliably on its own.

It has been three weeks now since the owl first came to us. Since then, the owl has gained almost 500 grams and the infection in its wing has healed! The owl holds its injured wing lower than its healthy wing and is still too weak from its ordeal for us to determine its ability to fly. We hope to move the owl into an aviary in the coming days so it can continue to build its strength.

The owl has come a long way since it first came to us, but still has a long road ahead to what we hope will be a full recovery and release back into the wild.
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Re: Lindsay Wildlife Museum
« Reply #79 on: January 14, 2011, 03:48:09 PM »
So glad the right person saw the owl in trouble.  Sure hope it continues to heal and will be able to gain strength and fly again soon. :ecsmile
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Re: Lindsay Wildlife Museum
« Reply #80 on: January 14, 2011, 04:35:36 PM »
Beans, that is a very good-looking owl.  I hope it continues to heal well and eventually be able to fly.  How fortunate that a trained person found him.   :eclove  Thanks for telling us about this survival story!
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Re: Lindsay Wildlife Museum
« Reply #81 on: January 14, 2011, 07:50:14 PM »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucic0TuBs1A" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucic0TuBs1A</a>
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Re: Lindsay Wildlife Museum
« Reply #82 on: January 14, 2011, 08:57:51 PM »
Beans, that's a nice video with the volunteer showing some of the museum and her handling of a raptor.  Kids must love to go there.   :eclove  I would like to visit and see the exhibits and hear some of the educational talks, also!   :ecsmile
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Re: Lindsay Wildlife Museum
« Reply #83 on: January 14, 2011, 11:21:44 PM »
Very heart warming story.  Thank you for posting, Beans.
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Re: Lindsay Wildlife Museum
« Reply #84 on: January 15, 2011, 07:20:38 AM »
Thanks Beans for posting the video of the wildlife museum.  The volunteer made a statement "the more you know, the more you care"  that has been very true for me...an end result of finding Hornby Eagles and all the folks associated with it.      :thumbup:
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Re: Lindsay Wildlife Museum
« Reply #85 on: January 15, 2011, 06:45:25 PM »
Very heart warming story.  Thank you for posting, Beans.
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Yes, Watermaid!!!   :heart

Cakiepie, the same thing happened to me, too.  The more I learn about eagles and other wildlife, the more I want to know!   :thumbup:   :eclove
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Re: Lindsay Wildlife Museum
« Reply #86 on: January 16, 2011, 03:20:16 PM »
Uh-Oh, now I'm in love with an Owl!!! Thanks so much, Beans, for posting the picture and story of the Great Horned Owl.     :wub :wub
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Re: Lindsay Wildlife Museum
« Reply #87 on: February 16, 2011, 10:34:25 AM »
Quick update:

The hospital received 33 animals last week, bringing the total for this year to 188.

Two of the patients were great horned owls that had been caught on barbed wire fences--one in Oakley and one in Pleasanton. Both owls have guarded prognosis for recovery because of the severity of their wounds, but staff is hopeful they will heal successfully.
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Re: Lindsay Wildlife Museum
« Reply #88 on: February 16, 2011, 01:11:26 PM »
Beans, that's such a hazard for birds and animals...so much barbed wire around!  Thanks for the update.
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Re: Lindsay Wildlife Museum
« Reply #89 on: February 22, 2011, 10:55:13 PM »
The hospital received the first baby fox squirrels of the season. While these first squirrels were in a nest that was blown out of a palm tree during a storm, many squirrels come to us because of tree trimming. If you can't wait until next fall to have your trees trimmed, make sure you avoid the trees with the big leafy nests and alert any tree trimmers to their presence. With just a little care and attention, you can help us by leaving the squirrel nest (and family) intact. Please share this information with your friends and neighbors.
Jean, California