A rocky ledge next to a body of water isn’t the best place for baby birds. That’s why, when a nest of owl eggs and hatchlings was found in a popular diving spot next to Salt River, Arizona Wildlife Resource staged a rescue! Founder Valerie Motyka recently posted a short series of videos on TikTok detailing the re-nesting mission. She pointed out that the current nest was in a terrible place for learning to fly!
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Although most of the eggs hadn’t hatched yet, there were already two adorable babies. To transport the owlets, the rescue team gently placed them in a towel inside a large bucket. Valerie said that they were “one and two days old” respectively. She expected the others to hatch soon, as well, noting that they would likely do so one at a time over the course of several days.
“There were multiple people and organizations worried about these owls,” Valerie told The Dodo. “It was nice to see the community and government organizations join together to help them.”
Watch the video below to see part two of the rescue!
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