My beautiful education bird, a Great Gray Owl, got out of his cage today. His broken wing healed long ago, but his flying ability was permanently handicapped so he became an education ambassador. A fabulous bird that taught a lot of kids--and adults--about owls and why bird conservation is important.
We live on the hillside near the Dog Mushers Hall on Farmers Loop. The owl can fly short distances and would no doubt be able to hop up into trees. On the ground, though, he has trouble flying up to a branch more than a few feet off the ground. He is wearing leather jesses.
If you see a Great Gray Owl in Fairbanks, with or without obvious leather straps on its ankles, please let me know. My cell # is 907-322-5537.