This CH is going to the vet tomorrow so he was packed up tonight.
This great horned owl is doing even worse than the other one. He has lost a major amount of feathers on his wings and body, has a fluctuant soft mass on his chest. Sad news: He will be euthanized this week. But as Jeff said, a little tongue-in-cheek, the bird may be 35 years old and have cancer. A difficult side of rescue is making the decision to discontinue care. This bird doesn't really have a chance of complete recovery, and we need the space for birds we can help.
A note about rehab pictures: Our permit dictates that the rehab birds are to be shielded from human contact as much as possible. I only will take pictures of them if they are being handled anyway. The program birds are, of course, a different story.
I have to wonder if Earl may be adjusting to me. I make sure that I stick my head in the door every time I am there, which is frequently, and she no longer flies at me. But of course, I make sure that my gloves are out of her sight...these birds aren't bird-brains. They know what the glove means.
She's still Satan in bird form, though.