Luckily things are gradually beginning to slow down around here, so I am able to introduce you to just a tiny handful of our current patients.
Photo above: This gorgeous Yellow-throated Vireo was admitted, unable to fly because of a collision with a window. Yellow-throated Vireos are the brightest of the Vireos, and it is exciting to see such a beautiful bird, but unfortunate it had to be under these circumstances.
Photo above: This young Broad-winged Hawk was hit by a car and is unable to fly. He is a little underweight, and his wings have been taped to allow them to heal properly.
Photo above: This Red-tailed Hawk was found in Stevens Point, WI unable to fly due to starvation. Upon examination it was discovered that he is less than half the weight he should be. He is being tube fed several times per day to help improve his weight, and hopefully he'll continue to fight.
Photo above: This young male American Kestrel was found unable to fly, was very thin, and acting abnormally. Since he has been here, he is stronger, eating with a bit of encouragement, and acting more the way a kestrel should act.
Photo above: This Bald Eagle was hit by a truck and has a broken left wing. A collision with a vehicle can do a number on the internal organs of any creature, and it appears that his injuries have taken a lot out of him. With more rest, we hope he can recover from his internal injuries.
Photo above: This Osprey is another victim of a vehicle collision. His wings have been taped to help them heal and he requires a lot of encouragement to get him to eat. He is standing which is a good sign, and we hope for continued improvement.
Photo above: This is not a current patient, but former patient I'd like to update you on. Remember the teeny baby Turkey Vulture from way back in June? Well here he is, all grown up, and back in the wild! We have a number of wild Turkey Vultures that live on and near the REGI property, so this youngster was released right here. We can tell him apart from the adults because he still has his juvenile black head and a few downy feathers around his neck. Now and then he'll excite us all by flying above with the adult vultures. It's great to see him enjoying life!
As always, we'll do our best to keep you updated.