Raptor Ambulance Service
on Hurricane CreekAs Hurricane Creekkeeper, I am often faced with injured animals and birds. Thankfully there is a place where you can take such injured creatures for rehabilitation. That is the "Animal Wildlife Center" at Oak Mountain, just outside Hoover Alabama.
Over the years I have taken many injured adult birds and a few babies which were pushed out of the nest like this "Red Shoulder Hawk chick. This one in the nest was stronger and pushed it's sibling out.
|Baby Red Shoulder Hawk on the nest|
A couple of days ago I got a call that an Owl was at Tuscaloosa Metro Animal shelter and in need of transport. My buddy Kenneth Robinson and I took the Barred Owl to the Wildlife Center for evaluation. It had a broken wing and a crushed wrist.
|Hurricane Creekkeeper Raptor Ambulance Service|
|Injured Barred Owl for transport.|
|"Ireland" photo from Alabama Wildlife Center brochure|
|Lee Hannah McDonald Alabama Wildlife Center|
|Lee and Legacy @ Alabama Wildlife Center|
Last week I saw one in the campground and shot a few photos of it in flight and on the perch in one of our many snags of a tree, left purposely for the Raptors to roost in. My shots were O/K at best being that the bird was just too far away to get any real detail.
Alabama Wildlife Center so we can keep getting care and needed attention to our winged Friends!
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