Many of us Owl watchers were concerned with the catch of PPO (PottedPlantOwl) and the stress it may have caused her to be brought to the vet to have a cough checked out.
I have to admit that I was one of those.
The catch by Nicci Wright from FreeMe Wildlife Rehabilitation Center had to go to plan B after the first failed attempt. PPO was netted and brought to the Avian Vet, Dr Brett Russell.
PPO was then in for tests and x-rays. And found to be in good health. The x-rays showed no sharp, foreign objects in her, which was a major concern. Tests came back negative for a very harmful, often fatal, diseases in owls.
She was then brought home and released.
As Tracy wrote on the blog: http://potplantowl.blogspot.com/
"PPO's release took the form of me carrying box out onto the balcony, and opening the release door. PPO bolted out of there, landed on the balcony railing, threw a 'if-looks-could-kill' look back at me, and flew quickly away.