The Barn Owl, a species of special concern, is a rare resident in the southeastern Vancouver Island region. This one was released at the end of Dorby Road off Peterson.
|Barn Owl ready for release back into the forest|
|Bye-bye cage! (Photo thanks to Tawny Capon)|
|I'm outa' here! (Photo by Tawny Capon)|
As soon as the owl flew into the woods (after relieving himself after the long car ride!) crows and ravens began makng themselves known. Perhaps they were letting everyone know an old neighbour had returned home?
FIRST EAGLE RELEASE ON ISLAND
This Bald Eagle, released today at Brickyard Beach, is the FIRST one ever to be rescued on Gabriola, taken off-island for treatment and rehabilitation, then successfully returned to the island for release. So today was very special ...
|A good crowd gathered at Brickyard Beach to honour and quietly cheer on the eagle.|
(Photo thanks to Tawny Capon)
|A wet feet beginning. (Photo by Tawny Capon)|
|Off he goes! (Photo by Tawny Capon)|