A few weeks ago, we had the opportunity to witness this rehabilitated barn owl be released back to the wild.
She wanted nothing to do with leaving her cozy box and joining us in the cold, outside world.
But after she was dumped unceremoniously out of the box, it took her only a moment to find her wings and take flight.
Unfortunately, a gust of wind off the pond swept her across the road at the moment she took off.
She bounced off some power lines and tree branches before finding a perch on the side of a tree where she could collect herself and observe from a safe distance the humans who had a hand in this indignity.