We have admitted 52 raptors in the past two weeks. And surprisingly most have been adults. Here are a few of our more recent intakes:
1) juvenile black vulture patient #18120, more than likely a true orphan. this bird is extremely emaciated but seems to be hanging in there.
2) juvenile red-tailed hawk patient #18130, soft tissue damage due to electrocution
3) adult great horned owl patient #18128, fractured humerus and emaciation. we plan to surgically repair the fracture tomorrow morning. when this bird was admitted, a significant portion of his humerus was exposed and contaminated, but luckily it was healthy. this owl is so feisty that she must be guaranteed to survive.