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It all started with our baby great horned owl, featured in the blog post, Welcome to Vermont, Baby Owl! Now we’ve got another baby owl, but this time, a barred owl. To top it off, VINS Wildlife Services also recently received a baby red tailed hawk!
So are these baby birds eventually going to look for mates and flocks of brown pillow cases? yuk, yuk, yuk…! Just kidding! I am curious, though, as to how they learn to recognize their own kind?
I look forward to hearing the progress of these young raptors in the future!
Keep up the good work, VINS Wildlife Services! Great photos, too.
We certainly hope they don’t flock to brown pillow cases… and as far as I know there are no brown pillow cases wandering the woods of Vermont 🙂
We can sometimes put baby raptors in with an adult raptor from our exhibits. We may try to put our young hawk in with our adult female red-tailed hawk from exhibit. This is a great way for youngsters to learn “what they are.”
Currently, we have a baby great horned owl in rehab who is in our flight cage with an adult female great horned owl from exhibit. The young owl definitely recongizes that he is an owl, and sits beside the adult owl all day long.
I will be posting updates of these birds soon, so stay tuned!
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