Aeolus was admitted to a wildlife hospital in Klamath Falls after colliding with a fence or power line in June of 1996. The collision caused a loss of circulation to the tip of his right wing, and subsequently the loss of the wing tip itself. By the degree of white feathers on his head and tail, as well as his yellow eyes and almost totally yellow beak at the time of his injury, we estimate him to have hatched in 1991. He was fully mature in 1997 when he joined the Cascades Raptor Center's Education Team. Aeolus is an avid nest builder and spends much of the spring incubating (infertile) eggs on his nest. He and his enclosure-mate carefully curl their talons under when walking near the eggs to avoid damaging them in any way.
Adoptive "Parents" of Aeolus:
Wayne Huck • Brian & Caroline Houston