Covid with Corvids (& Friends)

Covid with Corvids (& Friends)

Sorry, you knew I had to do that. So how are things going? Well, birds are expert social distancers, so we have that going for us. But they did not get the memo about sheltering in place. They are bouncing all over, causing the usual number of mishaps. And it’s...
Social Distancing with Aurora

Social Distancing with Aurora

Aurora is beginning to molt and has really terrible feather quality. She spends most of her time in an indoor aviary with a UV light to provide vitamin D. It turns out that these bulbs only provide UV rays for six months, although they emit light for much longer than...
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!...
Musical Cages

Musical Cages

I spent the Memorial Day weekend in an elaborate quadrille with assorted rehab birds getting everyone situated according to their ever-changing needs. I started out with four robin nestlings and a baby jay in an incubator, three flickers in an inside cage, a...
Northern Flickers Take Up Residence

Northern Flickers Take Up Residence

I was supposed to get a blue jay fledge (in my wheelhouse because jays are in the same family (corvids) as crows) but it turned out to be a grackle, so I ended up with three northern flickers instead. That’s the way rehab works. I’ve never taken care of...