Last Sunday afternoon a caller reported children had found a fledgling mocker in the trash can at their church. How he got there, no one knows, but he’d managed to get himself covered with some sticky goop that they tried to rinse off before realizing it was gonna require more than a simple rinse. An adult called LWR; we met and the poor goopy mocker had the first of several baths to remove whatever residue was on his feathers. Their prompt action saved his life; he’s now in the flight pen and should be releasable soon.
Aside from these studies in contrasts it was a fairly good week at LWR.
The red-bellied woodpecker was released and is still coming down periodically for handouts.