Friday, August 10, 2012

Wild Youth

Two American robins fly out of a box and into the wild.
Earlier this week, a whole crew of juvenile songbirds -- raised from nestlings to fledglings here at VINS -- were released back into the wild.

Some of the young birds had been orphaned, while others came in after being attacked by pet cats and had to receive special medication.

VINS Wildlife Services Manager Sara Eisenhauer released several American robins, songs sparrows, a chipping sparrow, and a cedar waxwing, as VINS visitors watched on. Watch our video of the birds' release, and be sure to watch for the funny flight of the chipping sparrow!

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