You may have followed my recent posts about the snowy owl that paid Whoop Design a visit. On Monday morning, we arrived to see this beautiful creature sitting on the base of an outdoor lightwell thatâ€™s adjacent to Whoopâ€™s office windows. The space is deep and narrow, good for pigeons to roost, but not for a large bird of prey.
I later learned that our feathered friend was suffering from starvation and the prognosis is not good. This season, The Raptor Center has received a growing number of snowy owls in much the same condition. Most have died. Â More snowy owls have migrated south to areas like Minnesota, likely due to a drop in the rodent population that they depend on in their normal arctic habitat.
Iâ€™d like to thank the folks at The Raptor Center for their help. They truly play an amazing role in our community. According to their Web site, â€œThe Raptor Center specializes in the medical care, rehabilitation, and conservation of eagles, hawks, owls, and falcons. In additional to treating approximately 800 birds a year, the program reaches more than 240,000 people through public education programs and events. The majority of their funding comes from private donations.â€
Please consider showing your support with a donation to The Raptor Center. Â Thank you for following my snowy owl story. Iâ€™ll keep you posted as soon as I learn more.