A goose, that's who!
This Canada gosling (a baby Canada goose) was recently orphaned, and is the first baby bird the VINS Wildlife Services department has received this spring!
The people who found her in their yard tried to find her family, and did the right thing by leaving the gosling outside in a shallow container where she peeped loudly. If the parents were around, they would've followed the sounds of her peeps and come to get her. But the parents never showed. So we've taken this gosling under our wing and are raising her here at VINS. We'll return her to the wild once she is old enough to fly.
This goose is currently in our 1-way viewing window -- part of our Rehab-in-Action exhibit that lets you see some of our patients currently receiving care (but they can't see you!). Come visit VINS soon to take a gander at this gosling -- she won't be in our window much longer: she'll be too big in no time!