It appeared to be a little hard for this barred owl to say goodbye to staff here at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science. The owl, recently released back into the wild after successful rehabilitation here at VINS, took a while to fly from VINS intern Priya Subbarayan's outstretched arms, as you'll see in our video.
You might remember this fine-looking barred from an earlier blog we did featuring the bird's wing wrap removal. After a few month's of care, the owl's head trauma and wing fracture healed, and we returned him back to his home! Have a great summer, owl!