CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Chesterfield County has two new avian residents after a pair of barred owls were released Monday evening.
Richmond Wildlife Center had cared for a female owl since January after she flew into a screen door and suffered eye trauma.
In a February update, the center said the owl was being flight tested for release.
A male owl was admitted in December 2018 after it had its leg caught in a conjoined tree. Richmond Wildlife Center said the male owl suffered some injuries due to stress and underwent multiple surgeries to treat the trauma to his foot.
Melissa Stanley, Executive Director of Richmond Wildlife Center, said the male was very stressed and aggressive and was introduced to the female, whose calm demeanor helped eased his stress while being treated.
The owls became bonded and were released together into the female’s home territory off Welby Court in Chesterfield.
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