The post noted Sonsie was unfortunately imprinted to humans when he was found fallen from his nest. “He was sent to OWL as his permanent home to teach the public about raptors and why they shouldn’t try to raise wildlife,” the post noted.
Sonsie is having a go at making a nest again! Sonsie is a 17 year old Bald Eagle unfortunately imprintinted to humans when he was found fallen form his nest. He was sent to OWL as his permanent home to teach the public about raptors and why they shouldn’t try to raise wildlife pic.twitter.com/ntB75qY3vB— OWLRehab OrphanedWildlife (@OWLRehab) March 31, 2020
Sonsie, who came from the Yukon, is included on OWL’s website on its list of offsite education birds.
“Sonsie is very close to his longtime handler Rob Hope, he accepts sticks for nesting materials and sometimes even try’s to share food with him, which Rob respectfully turns down,” OWL notes in the post on Facebook.
OWL notes although it’s sad that Sonsie would not survive in the wild, he is making a great impact on educating people on how to help and appreciate wildlife.
“Recently Sonsie made a dream come true by making a special visit to a care facility for a wonderful palliative care patient who dreamed of seeing a Bald Eagle up close.”
OWL also reminded the public that if you find injured or orphaned wildlife to contact your local wildlife rehabilitator for help.