Pictured are only some of the wildlife we have had in our care.
Willet Babies Hatched from Eggs
American Coot Baby only a few days old
Magpie—Newly released (Fall 2010), this Magpie is scoping out his surroundings
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This 1st year female golden eagle took a direct hit by a skunk AND a porcupine…two lessons learned the hard way.
An adult Male osprey. He came to us with a broken bone in his left wing.
Young Double-crested Cormorant
Six Blackcapped Chickadee Babies
Clark’s Grebe. Released late 2010
Pictured here is an American White Pelican who was so sick he fell asleep during his initial examination—the patient presented with symptoms of botulism, a naturally occurring bacteria/toxin (April 7th).
Taking flight for the first time, this baby hummer was not expected to make it after barely surviving 2 weeks on only sugar water. The condition of his feathers will improve as he preens and bathes to remove the sticky sugar water.
Here he is sipping the special nutritive formula we call “liquid gold” which will help revitalize this youngster and seems to be working quite well!
newly hatched/hatching baby screech owls
Swainson’s Hawk release
Sandhill Crane “Colt”
Hummingbird Babies in Nest
This Tundra Swan also presented with botulism symptoms (April 9th)
We deal in wild native birds, but when humanity takes it’s negative aim on the introduced species we must help relieve the suffering—this Rock Dove with a blow dart imbedded in it was saved—blow darts are becoming a maiming toy for some people and we’ve seen a huge increase in this kind of activity lately—it’s not just “pigeons” that suffer as these people seemingly shoot at anything and many animals die after a long period of suffering.
“Leave me alone!” This is a Barn Owl at pre-release
A juvenile American Pelican
Thought of the month
“Man believes he must manage the wilderness for the wilderness’ sake. Wilderness: a perfect example of eons of successful self-management and yet man shall “manage” it to death.”