You may have already seen pictures of the Rockefeller Christmas tree, which are the perfect metaphor for 2020.
Despite being 75 feet tall and weighing 11 tons, the tree looks well distributed.
When I finally got to Rockefeller Plaza from Oneonta, New York, the teams got down to work preparing the Christmas tree.
While working on a tree, they found a tiny owl cuddling against the trunk of a Norwegian spruce.
Ellen Kalisch, founder and director of the Crow Wildlife Center, said a woman called her on Monday and asked if the center accepted owls. Her husband found what he thought was a little owl in action.
When I asked Kalisz where the woman’s husband works, she was shocked.
Kalish told the Washington Post, “She said, ‘By the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center.’ “I’ve been doing this for 20 years and have never heard a story like this.”
Kalish made an appointment with the woman so she could deliver the wild beast, and when they met Kalish, she was again amazed at what she saw.
The owl was not only an infant – he was an adult who saw an owl, which was probably in the process of migrating – but he was in pretty good shape, having covered 170 miles in the past few days.
“He looked at me and was comfortable seeing him in relatively good shape,” she said.
He took the owl, named Rockefeller, to the Wildlife Center in Sugartes, New York, where it was given water and mice, and then examined by a veterinarian.
Surprisingly, he was not injured during the trip to New York.
Many online have expressed concern about cutting down Christmas trees and destroying animals’ homes and returning Rockefeller to his original home, which is difficult to pinpoint where that is.
Ravensbeard assured those who expressed concern that transporting Rockefeller back to Oneonta might actually do more harm than good.
Saw-whet owls find a new mate every year and are resilient in finding safe places. This owl is a full grown adult and is very capable of finding new territory. We believe it would be even more traumatic to transport him yet again when he can be safely released here on the grounds of Ravensbeard Wildlife Center where there are acres of trees to choose from.
Fortunately, Rockefeller won’t stay long at the Wildlife Center. Kalish plans to release him in the coming days.
“I wish him a very long and happy life – what we all want to achieve,” she said. “For me, this is the 2020 Christmas miracle. This is a very cool story. It was an honor for me to be in the service. ”
I am so grateful to this person who saved this little owl! Thanks for looking.