This owl was found on the ground in downtown Seattle on October 14. He appeared dazed and unable to fly. The bird was picked up and taken to the Seattle Animal Shelter and then transferred on to the PAWS Wildlife Center.
The wildlife center staff found no external signs of injury to the owl. We did give him supportive care for what we believed was a mild case of head trauma, possibly resulting from a window or vehicle collision.
Happily, after just a few days in care the owl improved dramatically. We moved him to an outdoor aviary and it appears that he will make a full recovery.