Successful Rescue Stories

Mississippi Kite rescued and transferred to Birds of Prey located in Charleston, NC by Orphaned Bird Care
Red-phased Screech Owl rescued from crows, raised and released by Orphaned Bird Care
Great Horned Owlet placed at Birds of Prey continued care by Orphaned Bird Care
 Yellow-crowned Night-Heron nestling rescued, raised and released by Orphaned Bird Care
Grey-phased Screech Owlet, named Becca for finder. Rescued, raised and released by Orphaned Bird Care
Mississippi Kite rescued by Orphaned Bird Care.  Transferred to Center for Birds of Prey, Charleston, SC.

 Mississippi Kite rescued by Orphaned Bird Care.  Transferred to Center for Birds of Prey, located in Charleston, SC.

 Barred Owl babies rescued by Orphaned Bird Care.  Transferred to Center for Birds of Prey, located in Charleston, SC., where they were raised by a surrogate adult.

 Fledgling Barred Owl found by two dogs on The Landings Nature Trail.

Brown Booby photos by Fitz Clarke 

The Brown Booby (Sula leuogaster), pictured above, came down in a storm on Thursday, January 30, 2014.  He was found in the parking lot behind the Women's Imaging Center on Eisenhower as the staff arrived at work Friday morning.  Cats and crows were harassing him. Pat was called and she asked the staff to put him in a box, cover with a blanket, and put him in her SUV, as the bird was not allowed in the hospital.  He was a Juvenile.  Pat's Vet was not available until Monday. These are Sea Birds, and dive for their food, somewhat like a Pelican, so it was necessary to tube him a liquid diet as he did not like fish in a bowl! He was transferred to a Rehab center in Charleston, for his medical exam, and care. 

Supported But Free Pileated Woodpecker
(Juvenile Male)

This woodpecker's tree was cut down at Hunter Army Airfield when he was just a baby.  He was raised by volunteer Nicole Jenke, who kept a life size woodpecker puppet next to him in his cage.  As time passed he became habituated to his care giver, and the decision was made to release him to Pat's backyard.  Pat feeds him pea sized ground round whenever he stops by his favorite tree for a visit. He has reduced his visits from four times a day to once every other day.  A good sign that he is adjusting to life without humans.

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