Sunday, January 20, 2008

Day 8, 1 Week has gone by

Today started week 2 and we have come a long way. The birds are really showing improvement. What really amazes me is the volunteers. You might be tired of me saying this but they have been awesome. Look through the pix's from the last week and see how many different faces you see. We even had a mom, dad and daughter team today.

But back to the birds. This group is a little more feisty than our normal rehab birds. Ones that have been hit by a car or caught in a trap aren't as aggressive as these guys. That's good though. Maybe it will speed up their time of release. As it looks right now, these guys will be shipped back to Kodiak for release.

I've been doing the misting of the birds the last couple of days. We're misting for 5 minutes to try to encourage preening. Preening will help get their water proofing back to normal. They'll need that in Kodiak. If you look at the bird in the last pix' water has beaded up and is running down his back. That's good. A soaked bird is not.

4 comments:

Meggie said...

So happy to hear the birds are doing well. Please tell your volunteers that we in the
"lower 48" really appreciate their efforts.

Sara said...

Cheers and applause for everyone at BTLC ! The work you are doing is so impressive and truely appreciated. The many photos are great to see and really demonstrate the enormity of the job being done. Thank you, everyone !
Sara in Michigan

Gns2 said...

hi~nice blog, you blog are beautiful, keep the good work and i will be back soon to see what new

Dave said...

Thanks everyone. Sorry for no update last night. I was pooped. Will do one tonight for sure.