The latest podcast at Offbeat Auburn is an interview with the folks of Auburn’s Southeast Raptor Center, who will be releasing Barred and Eastern Screech Owls into the leash-less wilds of Keisel Park in a bring-a-picnic event tomorrow night.
Turns out nothing was ever actually wrong with the owls… beyond the trauma of being bird-napped. The owls were brought to the center by well-meaning folks who happened upon them and didn’t realize they were, in fact, healthy fledglings who sometimes chill out on the ground for up to a month while learning to hunt. But now they’ll able to participate in an educational presentation prior to the release aimed at informing folks when it’s right to rescue a raptor and when it’s not.
No harm, no fowl.