Yesterday I get a chance to follow up on long-eared owl Archimedes. I had an appointment in visitor centre at the Donau-Auen National Park in Orth on the Danube in the early afternoon. It's not far away from Haringsee, where the Greifvogelstation is located. My family wanted to spent the day at this special places too and so we drove at first in the morning to Haringsee – hoping for the best. The Greifvogelstation isn’t open for the public. Either you bring a rescued bird or you join one of the rare tours for visitors. We were just lucky to find the door open and get information about Archimedes. I also was allowed to take some pictures.
Archimedes was rescued in January and brought into the animal shelter by me. After a while the owl was transferred to Greifvogelstation. It took them almost two month to properly fed Archimedes up and to make sure all would be well. Even an eye specialist had a deep look into Archimedes big round eyes. In the end Archimedes got a bird ring, which is a individually numbered tag to the leg. Four owls were released into the wild several weeks ago and Archimedes was among them.
Thank you, Greifvogelstation Haringsee, for doing this amazing work!