Trash Humans Strike Again

Trash Humans Strike Again

As a rehabber, I see people do a lot of stupid things but the actions are well-meaning. Birdnapping happens when people want to help a baby bird. And they are right that the bird is in danger when it is on the ground. It is not intuitive that the bird actually has a...
A Cawmark Holiday Story

A Cawmark Holiday Story

I thought the rehab season was over. Then ten days ago I got a call about a beautiful adult blue jay. He had taken it upon himself to fly into a window and given himself an impressive whack on the head. He was turned into VCA animal hospital, and the report I received...
Rehab Season 2018

Rehab Season 2018

I am proclaiming Rehab Season 2018 to be officially over. A few days ago I released the last crow — a juvi who arrived in August with a droopy wing. Two vets examined him and announced there was no medical reason for the wing to be droopy, or, to quote Monty...
First Release 2018

First Release 2018

Finally things seem to be looking up a bit. After a week of driving rain, worries about Gwen’s eggs, having to euthanize one crow with a terrible neurological disorder, taking in a chipping sparrow (I hate the teeny birds; if you look at them wrong, they keel...
Rehab Crow 18-02

Rehab Crow 18-02

So I have a rehab crow in residence. He has a broken wing. Luckily it looks like it’s going to heal, so eventually he’ll be able to go back from whence he came. I can’t say I’ll be sorry to see him go. All of the bird books say that crows are...