Wood Lake Owl--Sad News

I just got this bummer of a report from Hellziggy about the young owl at Wood Lake:

Sad news... Sometime Monday night the baby fell from the tree. They found him on the ground Tuesday morning and put him in a basket that they put up into the tree so predators wouldn't get him. He must have sustained internal injuries because he never bounced back from it and he was dead this morning. :(

Sad news indeed. This is unfortunate, but does happen. Sometimes when young owls are learning to fly they fall and get injured. Usually they can survive it.