Rehab Bird Gallery

Rehab Bird Gallery

I gave a presentation on Saturday at an orientation for folks interested in becoming wildlife rehabilitators and put together this slide show of rehab birds from the last few years. Spring is in the air and the chicks are coming. Enjoy!...
Beach Birds: Spotlight on Boat-tailed Grackles

Beach Birds: Spotlight on Boat-tailed Grackles

So back to my Top Sail Island beach wanderings. I hung out with some male boat-tailed grackles for a while since they were the closest thing to crows in the neighborhood. Since they were black, rather than brownish, they must have been males. BTGs have a lot of...
Millie the Grackle

Millie the Grackle

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I released a grackle who decided that finding food and shelter on her own was vastly overrated. Just my luck to raise a millennial grackle—hence the name Millie. She hung around for about a week, demanding three meals a day. She was one...
Empty Nest Syndrome

Empty Nest Syndrome

Gwen and Stephen are done for this breeding season. Minion Man found egg #2 by the door and egg #3 disappeared. We can only suppose that the first two eggs didn’t hatch because of the wet/cold May and Gwen disposed of egg #3 because it was too late in the season...
Grackle, Be Gone!

Grackle, Be Gone!

I was beginning to feel as if I had been inserted into Edward Gorey’s A Doubtful Guest, having failed in two attempts to release the grackles that arrived on August 6 from another rehabber. Come to think of it, the creature in DG does have distinctly...