Monday, January 18, 2010

Monday Owl Fix

I hope you enjoyed last weeks Birdy Monday.  I've got some kickin' Owly stuff this week.  And when I type kickin' I'm typing about shooooees! Thats right Owly shoes.  I have some wonderful Skecheters that have since been discontinued and I know I'll just cry my heart out when they wear out. 

I lurve these Fossil Owly Rain boots found at Pronto Style.  These would come in real handy in the summer when the drain gets all clogged and I have to wade ankle deep in water to clear it out so the birds don't get flooded out in their aviaries.

Seems like wall decals are everywhere and there are sooooo many to choose from on Etsy.  Here are just a few.

Seller: Popwall

Seller: designedDESIGNER

Seller: SurfaceFlik

And this cute Owl Shelf from Seller: TheWoodenOwl

That didn't even scratch the surface on Etsy.  There is so much and it just shows you how creative the world is. 

Now on to some rehab updates.  Its been a pretty exciting week at AWC.  We're gearing up for Wild About Chocolate.  We just had Audubon Teaches Nature which featured our education Raptors as well as some from Camp Cosby and the 4-H Center.  But the major event happened suddenly and unexpectedly.  We got a call from one of our most fabulous Raptor Transporters and he got a call from a friend in Hale County that they had an Eagle.  We rarely get those and usually when people say they have an Eagle its can be anything from a Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, baby Mourning Dove, Brown Thrasher, Northern Mockingbird and others. 
This is what arrived an hour after the call:

Its an Immature Bald Eagle!  It weighed about 8lbs and stretched from my chin to my knees.
(thats me holding it!)  There were a couple of fractures in the wing and some necrotic soft tissue on its lower abdomen and some soft tissue injuries on its feet.  We sent it to Auburn the next day and found out that the radiographs showed gunshot in its good wing. GUNSHOT?! Who does that?! 
It is currently being investigated.
We also managed to get our Peregrine Falcon in a flight cage after being in treatment for several months.  A fractured humerus and a internal/external pin and several weeks of physical therapy kept him inside for 4 months.  He's definately glad to be outside.

The Barbed Wire Barn Owl is looking GREAT.  The wound is soooooo very close to being healed.

The baby Barn Owls are getting fiestier and fiestier.  The youngest is leaping/lunging at me which is great.  I know I've done my job not to have him used to people!  They are definately going out to a flight cage next week and be on live prey by the end of the month. 

Hope everyone has a great week!


  1. I LOVE those shoes & the t! I have to say, I think the barbed wire owl is feeling much better too - he's getting super fiesty. ~melodye

  2. Soo much owly goodness.. I don't know where to begin! I need the shoes but yeah... pricy so I think I'll go with the owl wall art. ALL OF IT! Oh owl I wish.

    Owly HUGS!