Hello folks - this is my first post.
I just received the notification below and feel sure that the VTBIRD group
will be happy with this news and may even want to see the event in Thetford:
Have you ever wanted to see a Barred Owl up close?
A rehabilitated Barred Owl is being released back into the wild this MONDAY
Join VINS at 3:30pm this MONDAY, JANUARY 9th at THETFORD ACADEMY in
Thetford, Vermont to witness this special event.
This beautiful raptor was admitted to the VINS Wildlife Services Department
in November 2005 after being found on the side of Rte. 100 in Ludlow, VT.
VINS Rehabilitators suspect it was hit by a car, as it's right wing was
broken (ulna). Other injuries were minor & the bird seemed well-nourished.
After ensuring that the wing had healed properly, the owl was moved to
outside enclosures at VINS for exercise and acclimation. The owl is now
flying and hunting normally, it is ready to be released back to the wild.
Come celebrate the spirit of VINS! It's an experience you will never
Regards to all