Eastern Screech-Owl #21-1102 update

Eastern Screech-Owl #21-1102 has been doing well this summer. In mid-June, the young owl, along with several other screech-owlets, started a formal exercise program in preparation for release. The young bird has been reluctant to fly, though the rehabilitation staff have coaxed the bird into flying in a large space, and the bird has shown signs of making good improvements with lift and maneuvering as he developed his flight muscles. At this point, the owlet has great stamina and the staff are assessing the silence of his flight to ensure he can be successfully released later this summer.