|Photo by Sara Eisenhauer.|
Watch a video of a grosbeak in our care!
After recently seeing some female pine grosbeaks feeding in a fruited tree in Norwich, I wasn't too surprised when we recently received a call about an injured pine grosbeak needing care.
The bird, found hopping around a woman's yard in Thetford, Vermont, was examined at VINS, and found to have a fracture in her right shoulder. Her head was also drooping -- a sign of head trauma. We immediately wrapped her wing to her body to stabilize the fracture site, and gave her medications for pain and to treat the head trauma.
|Above, a female grosbeak receiving care at VINS. |
In the second photo, her wing wrap is visible.
We're honored to have you in our care, Mrs. Grosbeak!