Wednesday, October 25, 2006

A Snowy Day

Today was a pretty good day. The weather man predicted 4 inches of snow. Well, we didn't get it but I did get to spend the afternoon with the snowy.

Cindy (my mentor) had a presentation at Mears Middle School and I went along to observe. This is only the fifth time the snowy had been out and it handled itself very well. Cindy is very good with him also.

After the presentation we went back to the Bird TLC clinic and I got to spend some time with him on fist. Cindy showed me how he likes to come out of the kennel and go back in. We also had plenty of bait recovery practice. I belief he was getting tired from a long day. At one point he was laying down on my fist.

Tomorrow during my lunch I get to go to Cindy's house where the snowy is staying right now. We're going to cover feeding and a few other things. Our plan is for right now to go visit everyday during my lunch. Once he's good and use to me we'll move him to his new mew in my backyard. We think that should be by the end of this month.

13 comments:

Britt said...

Great images of you with Ghost. It looks like the two of you are already bonding! :)

Duncan said...

Just great Dave. :-)

Susan Gets Native said...

Aww...he's so cute. Got a little snuggle time in, eh?
Good luck with him.

Cindy P. said...

I think the bird was more comfortable with the 'snuggle' time than Dave..... notice he's keeping well away from the beak....

LauraHinNJ said...

That last pic is great - you do look a wee bit uncomfortable!

Can't get over the furry feet!

Dave said...

Britt - Thanks. We got some work to do. We had a great workout today.

Duncan - Thanks!

Susan - He has his own personality for sure.

Cindy (Mentor) - I'm getting use to it.

Laura - Just a wee bit for sure. Feathers on the feet. We're getting our first snow fall today. He seemed to be enjoying that.

robin andrea said...

He's a beauty. How long will he be staying with you? It's going to be very cool to be able to record his changes so upclose and personal! A lovely new friendship.

Dave said...

Robin - He is. He'll be with me until one of us pass away or I leave Bird TLC. We're working on the friendship part.

John said...

The snowy is looking good. I guess the rehab did not bring the owl back to flying condition?

Clare said...

Love it Dave,

I'm getting pumped thinking about when it moves into it's new home. Can't imagine how you feel.

Dave said...

John - He does look good. The wing did set well, but he reinjured it. We're not sure what he did to reinjure it, but the wing is not at 100%.

Clare - I'm Mr Impatient, but I'm doing it the way they want me too, by the book.

Pamela Martin said...

What an adventure! You look great with the bird, and he so majestic...I'm sure you'll be fine together.

Dave said...

Thanks Pamela!