Puku, a Western screech owl (Otus kennicotii), is the only bird that is with us due to natural causes.  She caught an eye infection in the wild, and it took away almost all of her eyesight, leaving her only with about 25% of vision in one eye.  By the time she was found, her eyesight could not be restored.  Puku is the Chumash name for Western screech owl.  It translates into “little gray owl”.  We do not know Puku’s age, but think she was around 1 year old when she was adopted from Camarillo Wildlife Rehab in 2011.