Friday, March 15, 2013

Chickadee checks out!

A little black-capped chickadee came to VINS last month with a drooping wing. While we couldn't detect a specific fracture, we wrapped the bird's wing to stabilize it, in case there was a small broken bone. 

Within a month, the wrap had been removed, the wing was sitting normally along the bird's body, and this chickadee was flying all over our aviary and ready to check out!

Watch a video of this bird's release!

Above , VINS intern Sarah Sanderson prepares to release the chickadee.

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