Saturday, May 23, 2009

Bizzy day

I went by the clinic to pick up a Great Horned Owl to take out to the flight center. The clinic volunteers and I accidentally saw Petra, one of our education eagles, taking a bath. Unfortunately I didn't have my camera ready when she was in her tub, but here she is preening afterwards. I guess she was cleaning up for the weekend.

Britt and I took the GHO out to the flight center. It had come to TLC a few months ago with a broken wing. It was repaired with an external fixitor and recently removed. It now needs to get its flight strength back and then we'll try it at Mouse University.

Mouse University is where we'll place live mice in its cell at the flight center. It'll have to prove to us that it can hunt on its own before we release it back to the wild.

5 comments:

Susan Gets Native said...

"Mouse University"...what a nice way to say that.
We are boring...we call it LPT.
:)

Britt said...

Hopefully he'll pass M.U. with "flying" colors! :)

Abe Lincoln said...

I am sure the eagle will be happy. Nice post.

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Robby said...

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Dave said...

Susan & Britt - it passed and now lives on its own. :)

A agree Abe!

Thanks Robby. It's a job but we're volunteers.