Snowy owls healing under wildlife rehabilitator’s care

Dec 28 2021

Snowy owls healing under wildlife rehabilitator’s care

“Two more snowy owls have been spotted in western Massachusetts since raptor rehabilitator Tom Ricardi captured an injured one in Greenfield on Nov. 24, leading him to believe a snowy owl “invasion” has begun.

Just last week, Ricardi, who runs Conway’s Birds of Prey Rehabilitation Center, was called in to capture a malnourished snowy owl at the Lowe’s home improvement store in Hadley. Less than a week later, on Tuesday, Ricardi responded to a call in Pittsfield when a resident reported seeing another snowy owl atop a tall building. Although Ricardi said sightings, while relatively uncommon in the area, are “not unusual,” such a high volume of owls likely indicates a local population boom that occurs once every handful of years.” Read the full article at the Daily Hampshire Gazette: https://www.gazettenet.com

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