Yesterday I was very privileged to be able to witness a good news story. A Barred Owl was released back into its home territory after being rehabilitated at Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre in Napanee. Norma, who is a volunteer driver for the centre, called me and asked me if I would like to witness the owl’s release and take some photos. Of course I was very interested, and grateful to her for calling me.
Interestingly, owls must be released within their home range of less than 3 kilometres from where they are found. This one was found hit by a car near a train overpass. We didn’t want to release it right there of course but found a quiet residential area with woods and a stream within less than a kilometre of where the owl was rescued to release it. I will just let the photos tell the rest of the story. It was wonderful to witness.
For more information about Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre and to read how you can help please read more here.