Remember that nestling belted kingfisher who came into our care about a month ago? Well, she's all grown up!
This kingfisher, found orphaned at the bottom of a sandpit, was raised by staff at VINS, who fed her fish (and the occasional chopped mouse), gave her a swimming pool to bathe, and made sure she maintained a healthy weight.
Now the bird is fully feathered, flying like a champ, and ready to return to the wild. The people who were kind enough to rescue the bird from the depths of the sandpit are picking the kingfisher up Monday and releasing her back into the wild.