For about 20 years Athena, our Educational Great Horned owl has been a foster mom to orphaned baby owlets. We found an old newspaper clipping from May 6, 1998, where she is shown doing this very same thing.
This recent orphan came to us as a transfer patient from a facility in Olympia (Raindancer Wild Bird Rescue) for fostering. The baby is learning all about how to be an owl. It is the second foster baby Athena will have raised this season. She takes her job VERY seriously and is very good at it. Status - Released.