Rocky the Xmas tree stowaway owl returns to the wild

SAUGERTIES, N.Y. – Rocky the stowaway owl is again in the wild. The very small

SAUGERTIES, N.Y. – Rocky the stowaway owl is again in the wild.

The very small Observed-whet owl was named Rockefeller right after it was uncovered by a employee environment up the holiday getaway tree Nov. 16 at Manhattan’s Rockefeller Center. The owl was evidently trapped in the 75-foot-tall (23-meter-tall) Norway spruce when it was slash down 170 miles (275 kilometers) north, in upstate New York on Nov. 12.

The woman owl, initially believed to be male, was unhurt but hadn’t eaten for at the very least three times when she was learned and despatched to Ravensbeard Wildlife Centre in the Hudson Valley city of Saugerties. There, a rehabilitator nursed her again to health and fitness for a 7 days with a good deal of mice just before Rocky was cleared to continue her migratory journey south.

On Tuesday evening, rehabilitator Ellen Kalish held the winsome raptor aloft in a subject in opposition to a backdrop of rounded mountains. In a video posted on Ravensbeard’s Fb webpage, Rocky sits quietly on Kalish’s fingers ahead of winging her way more than to a close by grove of pines.

“She is a difficult little chicken and we’re happy to see her again in her all-natural habitat,” the center wrote on Facebook. “We are positive that Rocky will come to feel your enjoy and support by her journey south.”


This tale has been corrected to exhibit the Rockefeller Christmas tree is 75 ft (23 meters) tall, not 71 ft (22 meters) tall.

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