A sharpened owl (Aegolius acadicus) was rescued from the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center a few days after being felled in the north of the state.
Ellen Kalish, founder and director of the Ravensbeard Wildlife Center in Saugerties, New York, received a call Monday from a woman she did not know.
The woman asked if her husband could donate an owl to the Kalish wildlife Rehab Center.
Kalish told the lady to bring the owl to her center, and they will give the owl an exam to make sure he is okay.
On Tuesday Kalish met the couple, and they handed over the Little Bird: an mature owl, which is the smallest owl in North America.
The caller’s husband, it turned out, was from the Rockefeller Center, and he helped transport this year’s Christmas tree from Oneonta in northern New York state to Midtown Manhattan, where the tree was installed.
The sharpened owl was called Rockefeller
They called the owl Rockefeller.
The owl had not eaten or fluffy since the tree was cut on Saturday, so Kalish brought the owl home, where he ate several frozen mice and drank a lot of water.
The owl should see a veterinarian and take X-rays on Wednesday afternoon to ensure that none of its bones were wounds while transporting the tree and setting up the Spruce at Rockefeller Center.
The owl is eventually released into Saugerties. According to Kalish, mature Owls move and rarely stay in one place, so it is not necessary to release the bird in Oneonta.
“It doesn’t matter where we release him – he’ll go wherever he wants,” she said.
Rockefeller’s spokesman said, ” we examine each branch of the tree individually before wrapping it, but sometimes the birds can find their way there during the journey.”
The sharpened owl is one of the most common owls in the forests of North America. These owls are very nocturnal and quite elusive, so they are rarely seen.
Their reputation sounds like a saw on a grindstone.
These owls mainly attack mice, especially deer of the genus Peromyscus.
The female does all incubation and brood while the male hunts. When the youngest bird is 18 days old, the female leaves the Nest to crouch somewhere. The male will continue to feed the young birds, the older young birds help with feeding the younger siblings.
The female sand saw maintains the cleanliness of the nest, but when it leaves, the Chaos begins to accumulate. The Nest becomes a cavity with a thick layer of faeces, pellets and decomposing prey.
Studies have shown that you can cross the Great Lakes or other large bodies of water.
Kalish posted the Rockefeller Center incident on Facebook, where she collected 2,500 shares on Wednesday afternoon. The good news amid this year’s turmoil. Ravensbeard Wildlife Center is also asking for donations for Rockefeller and other furry friends who were rescued at the center.