Saturday, April 28, 2012

Fly away, robin!

This American robin flew off into the woods of Vermont -- healthy and ready to tackle the insects of spring -- after receiving medical care at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS). Watch a video of the robin's release!

 Above, VINS intern Hannah Goldman prepares to release the robin.

The bird came to the VINS Wildlife Services department after flying into the wall of a garage and suffering severe head trauma. When the robin first arrived at VINS, his head involuntarily moved back and forth due to neurological damage (ataxia). But after proper medication and lots of TLC over a few weeks at VINS, this bird made a full recovery and is now back home in the wild!



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