The iconic Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, which is put in a major fashion in the symbolic city of New York, United States, could not be missed despite all the shocks and ups and downs that this 2020 has had. especially with December only a few days away from beginning.
But on this particular day, the tree had already delivered a wonderful and compassionate gift. A little owl was discovered earlier this week by the crew in charge of setting up the tree. Due to the Christmas juggernaut’s height of more than 22 meters, the owl appeared even smaller.
The staff determined that because they had never encountered anything like it, the best thing they could do for the owl’s safety was to get in touch with the experts at the Ravensbeard Wildlife Center in Saugerties, New York.
Due to its size, when the wildlife center was contacted, the staff mentioned that it was a young bird. They questioned if the location had the requisite expertise to be able to assist the child.
“I assured them that we could certainly assist. Ellen Kalish, the director and creator of the Ravensbeard Wildlife Center, responded to the appeal, saying, “In reality, we are specialists in birds of prey.
In order to meet the wife of one of the workers, who was temporarily caring for the bird, Ellen had to drive for more than 30 minutes. The main concern was if the owl was well or if he had been hurt.
Since the owl had gone three entire days without eating during the time it took to relocate the tree, it was determined that the cause for concern was more serious than usual. It was important to move quickly.
Ellen immediately recognized it as an adult owl and not a little one. Rockefeller, as it was given the name, is a saw owl, therefore its size and weight are both under 12 cm and 85 grams, respectively.
Rockefeller was brought to the facility, where he has been fed and kept hydrated. His eyes have now recovered their breathtaking brightness, and he is now making progress toward being able to return to his natural environment. It will always be remembered as this year’s finest Christmas surprise.
That there was a secret in the Christmas tree, Kalish said, “I felt it was such a beautiful Christmas story.”