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Thu Nov 19, 2020, 02:12 AM

Christmas Story: 'Rockefeller,' Tiny Bird Travels 3 Days W Rockefeller Ctr Xmas Tree To NYC

BBC News, Nov. 18, 2020.

It's been a big few days for a tiny bird. A saw-whet owl is recovering at a wildlife refuge in New York state after it was discovered clinging to the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. The bird was found by workers helping to transport the spruce 170 miles from Oneonta, New York, to New York City.

"It's just a story out of a movie," said Ravensbeard Wildlife Center director Ellen Kalish, who is caring for the owl.

After the feathered stowaway - now named Rockefeller - was dropped off with Ms Kalish and taken to the wildlife centre, her team began giving him fluids and "all the mice he will eat". Rockefeller had not had anything to eat or drink during his three-day road trip. "It's amazing he didn't get crushed," Ms Kalish said.

Rockefeller was taken to the vet on Wednesday night for a check-up and some X-rays, but Ms Kalish said he appears to be in great condition considering his adventurous week. "So far, he's pensive and cautious. Very alert, bright-eyed," she said. "And the cuteness factor is just off the charts."...

Read More, https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-54996314

*Also, '2020 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree,' https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-54987204









- Rockefeller Centerís famous Christmas tree 'on brand for 2020,' BBC News. *SEE Link above.

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Reply Christmas Story: 'Rockefeller,' Tiny Bird Travels 3 Days W Rockefeller Ctr Xmas Tree To NYC (Original post)
appalachiablue Nov 19 OP
Rhiannon12866 Nov 19 #1
appalachiablue Nov 19 #2
Rhiannon12866 Nov 19 #3
appalachiablue Nov 19 #4
SunSeeker Nov 19 #5
appalachiablue Nov 19 #6
SunSeeker Nov 19 #7
Vdizzle Nov 19 #8
Hortensis Nov 19 #13
SheltieLover Nov 19 #11
xxqqqzme Nov 19 #9
appalachiablue Nov 19 #10
samnsara Nov 19 #12

Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 02:20 AM

1. Good news! "the cuteness factor is just off the charts."

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 02:26 AM

2. Adorable little guy, rested and ready for the season! Ho, ho, ho

The sparse 2020 Rockefeller Ctr tree needs good decorating and TLC. See link above..


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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 02:29 AM

3. Exactly! Impressive tree once they untied it, just needs some tinsel and lights now!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 02:31 AM

4. Yes indeed, fixed up & in the holiday spirit soon.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 03:19 AM

5. Poor little thing. They chopped down his beautiful home. Now he lives in a cage.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 03:25 AM

6. The owl will be released when all's ok. From the article:

> 'Once Rockefeller has a clean bill of health, Ms Kalish and the Ravensbeard team will release him back into the wild. "Our goal is to release any bird that can be released," she said...'more...

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 03:40 AM

7. But his majestic tree home will be gone, even if he finds his way back to Oneonta.

Owls are very territorial. That's why logging decimated northern spotted owls in CA, OR and WA.

I'm glad that he survived this ordeal. Hopefully he'll survive trying to find a new home.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 03:50 AM

8. Exactly. We really are foul beasts.

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Response to Vdizzle (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 05:27 PM

13. Lol.

He IS adorable for a little predator eating all the live mice those foul beasts will give him.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 04:46 AM

11. I know!

Poor bird sitting among twigs from his home looking at the camera as if to say, "this is all that's left of my home?"

Why do humans think this is ok to do?

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 04:37 AM

9. I see a

children's book in this little owl's future

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Response to xxqqqzme (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 04:39 AM

10. Yes indeed, a wonderful Xmas story for kids especially.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 07:38 AM

12. Pixar material

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