…and we’ve still got six months to go in this year! Of course, after the height of baby season peaks, things will slack off slightly…maybe…we’ve still got a couple of months for feathered babies, and then we’ll have the late summer/fall litters of squirrel babies.
Nature has been kind to me so far this month, with considerably fewer intakes than last month—which is good, considering that at the end of May, I was reeling under the sheer volume of animals I was rehabbing!
The wrens, mockers , blue jays and brown thrasher from the last update were all released, as were the finches. Below are photos of some of them in the flight pen pre-release.
The other barn swallow came in as a tiny little thing, eyes barely opened (see above photo). It took a week of force-feedings before she decided she’d gape for me, and now she gapes like crazy and has grown like a weed. She’s a precious little girl who’s just started “flying in place” on the edge of her nest cup, so it won’t be long before she’s ready for the flight pen, too.
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And now, if you'll excuse me, it's time to feed the birds before I feed the deer, then feed the birds before I feed the possums, then feed the birds...