Friday, June 24, 2011

Off To Be a Bird

One more patient has come and gone here at VINS. Yesterday we released a gray catbird that came into our care on June 7th after being hit by a car.


This little bird was struck soundly by a vehicle in Sharon, VT and received a pretty severe blow to the head. He had blood in both of his ears and was also showing us some signs of nerve damage by not holding himself upright, but flopping over on his side and back.

After daily medication for his first few days in rehab and a couple weeks of rest, we moved the catbird out to one of our small outdoor flight cages so he could practice his flying. After proving to us that he is still, in fact, a bird capable of being a bird, we decided it was time to set him free.

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