Three rehabilitated raptors released back into the Cariboo region

Two owls and a juvenile bald eagle spent time at Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society in Delta healing from injuries

Two owls and an eagle were released in the Cariboo this week after recuperating from injuries at the Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society in Delta.

Sue Burton of Second Chance Wildlife Rescue co-ordinated the rescue and release of the raptors.

“We’ve got a Great Grey, a Great Horned and an eagle,” Burton said as she prepared to travel with the raptors to release them.

Michelle Obre of the 150 Mile House area discovered the eagle around Christmas time in a ditch along Highway 97 near the Knife Creek Road.

“I think it was feeding on a deer and was hit by a car,” Obre said.

On Wednesday she met Burton for the release of the eagle.

“It was so amazing,” Obre said of the release. “I almost cried because at one point I did not think she was going to make it with her broken wing.”

Read more: WLIB councillor releases rehabilitated eagle

Rob Hope, raptor care manager at OWL, said the Great Horned Owl was also hit by a car and found in a ditch in April.

She had a damaged right eye and a broken talon, but healed really well.

The Great Grey Owl, also hit by a car, had a fractured clavicle and scapula.

Burton said because it was found between Williams Lake and Quesnel, she contacted the Soda Creek First Nation and arranged to release near there.

Hope said they received 630 birds of prey last year and 700 the year before.

“I’ve got to thank Pacific Coastal and Bandstra Trucking for taking on the transport of these birds because it saves us thousands of dollars,” he said.

Read more: Rehabilitated Canada goose resists call of the wild



news@wltribune.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

 

Sue Burton of Williams Lake is an avid volunteer for Second Chance Wildlife Rescue out of Quesnel. On Wednesday, June 12, she released three raptors back in the Cariboo close to where they were rescued. Here she gets ready to transport a Great Grey Owl to Xatsull (Soda Creek) First Nation for release. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

A juvenile eagle rescued last December by Michelle Obre of the 150 Mile House area. Michelle Obre photo

An eagle is released in the 150 Mile House area after healing from a broken wing. Michelle Obre photo

A Great Grey Owl was released at Soda Creek First Nation Wednesday, June 12, after spending two months of rehabilitation at the Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society in Delta. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Just Posted

Update: Williams Lake city council wants new BC Housing units on Second Avenue North all subsidized units

City will seek legal counsel as original request for reduced parking variance stated it would be subsidized housing

Williams Lake RCMP Const. Joel Kooger hits road with Cops for Cancer

Williams Lake RCMP Const. Joel Kooger is on the road once again… Continue reading

B.C. dog breeder banned again after 46 dogs seized

The SPCA seized the animals from Terry Baker, 66, in February 2018

B.C. offers early retirement, training fund for forest workers

Communities eligible for $100,000 for permanent closures

New McLeese Lake Soul 2 Sole Trail Race raises close to $5,000 for McLeese Lake fire hall

One hundred and 34 runners and hikers took part in the inaugural race Sept. 15

VIDEO: Drone footage documents work to free salmon at Big Bar landslide

Video shows crews working to remove rocks and wood, and transporting salmon by helicopter

Defense says burden of proof not met in double murder case against Victoria father

Closing statements begin in trial for man accused of killing daughters Christmas 2017

Surrey mom allegedly paid $400,000 for son in U.S. college bribery scam

Xiaoning Sui, 48, was arrested in Spain on Monday night

Three dogs found shot dead in Prince George ditch

The three adult dogs appeared to be well cared for before being found with gunshot wounds, BC SPCA says

B.C. party bus company to be monitored after 40 intoxicated teens found onboard

Police received tip teens and young adults were drinking on party buses and limousines in Surrey

Rick Mercer calls out Conservative candidate in B.C. for fake meme

‘Not true. All fake. Please Stop,’ tweeted Rick Mercer in response

Bear killed in Kimberley after chasing girl, wreaking havoc on town

This particular brown-coloured bear has been the subject of many calls this summer; very food habituated, CO says

Police investigate after intoxicated teens clash with security at B.C. fair

18-year-old woman arrested and RCMP looking at possible assault in Victoria-area fall fair incident

Boy overdosed on illicit anti-anxiety drug found on Kelowna classroom floor, RCMP say

Noah Mills, 8, ingested a pink powdery substance off his Kelowna classroom floor

Most Read