Monday, December 10, 2007

Sandhill Crane visit

On Friday I picked up a Sandhill Crane at the airport that was sent to us from Fairbanks. The people that had it did a good job taking care of it, they just didn't have the facility to continue to house it until it was better.

Somehow it had got a broken left wing. They set it and it is healing. It's now in for some R&R for a while until we figure how to get it back to its own after it's done healing. It might have to stay with us until spring and we'll send it north. We'll see.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology says it is a very large bird with a long neck and long legs. They're right. They are fragile also. So utmost care must be taken when handling them.

We'll keep you updated.

2 comments:

lisa said...

We have sandhill's here in WI too. I think it's great how you're helping the birds!

Dave said...

Lisa - Thanks for stopping by.