[Tweeters] Fwd: Snowy owls - comparison of Cap. Hill Snowy to Ballard Snowies

Barbara Deihl barbdeihl at comcast.net
Thu Jan 17 13:20:53 PST 2013




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> From: Barbara Deihl <barbdeihl at comcast.net>

> Date: January 17, 2013 12:52:12 PM PST

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> Subject: Fwd: Snowy owls - comparison of Cap. Hill Snowy to Ballard Snowies

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> Hi Owlsters,

>

> From the photos I have received from a few of you, I am not able to tell if one of the Ballard Snowies might be the rehabbed and released Capitol Hill Snowy. Thank you for responding to my original plea, though.

>

> I enlisted the help of the folks at Sarvey Wildlife Care Center to help with this comparison, and Kestrel Skyhawk, their Education Director, responded positively (see below). I think it would be easier and more efficient if individuals who have reasonably close-up photos of either or both of the Ballard owls or the Capitol Hill owl, would send them directly to Kestrel, rather than to me now. If you are interested in helping with this ID project, send your photos to Kestrel in a reasonably large format, and label each with which owl it is, the date of the photo and any other info you think might be pertinent. If you send more than one photo of the Ballard Snowies from the same date, please indicate whether or not they are of the same owl or of the 2 different owls. No need to try to age or sex the Snowies - we'll leave that to the experts.

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> If you agree that it would be helpful if Sarvey would band or tag future Snowy Owls or other birds they release, please mention that when you send your photo(s). Conversely, if you don't think that an ID tag, is worthwhile or a good idea, mention that. Questions on the process of banding or tagging might be helpful in the long run, too.

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> Thanks for any and all help with this attempt to follow/find one 2012 released Snowy Owl.

>

> Barb Deihl

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>> From: Kestre SkyHawk <lynxmedicine at gmail.com>

>> Date: January 17, 2013 6:56:08 AM PST

>> To: "barbdeihl at comcast.net" <barbdeihl at comcast.net>

>> Cc: Suzanne West <suzanne at sarveywildlife.org>, Jeannie Jenkins User <jeannie at sarveywildlife.org>

>> Subject: Snowy owls

>>

>> Hi Barb,

>>

>> You are certainly welcome to send photos of the owls in question. There are volunteers at Sarvey that have taken pictures that I could possibly compare to help determine if it is the same owl. If anyone has close up shots, especially of the tail, those would be best. It would be nice to know what becomes of the our former patient.

>> As for banding, that requires a permit. We never applied for a banding permit.

>> It would be something to consider however.

>>

>> Sad news regarding the Everett snowy... This owl went into respiratory distress and passed away after quite a struggle with aspergillosis. The treatments we gave were not enough to cure such an advanced case. On necropsy we could see the lesions were numerous and expansive.

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>> Anytime you have questions, feel free to contact me: kestrel at sarveywildlife.org

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>> Kestrel

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