On March 20, we had a call about two Great horned owlets on the ground near a tall tree. The homeowner said that the mom was with them and there was evidence of food on the ground. We knew we had to get the owlets back in the tree and once the homeowner watched the mom fly off, we asked him to contain the owls until we were able to arrive. We reached out to Shaun of Canopy Cat Rescue. They rescue cats that are struck in trees and have assisted before in treetop rescues and re-nesting owls like these.
Upon arrival, we examined the owlets to be sure they were not injured in the fall. Fortunately, they were both in great body condition and were clearly being well-fed by mom. We saw her watching us from a tree in a neighboring yard, and Shaun worked quickly to climb the tree and secure the new "nest" in the tree. The owlets were placed in a wicker laundry basket filled with sticks and small branches. We later had reports from the homeowner that the mom had returned. We hope she was happy with her extreme home makeover!