June 28, 2006

A friend in need.

A co-worker found 4 chicks under some large pine trees at the back of her yard.
Two were already dead and two others appeared to be in distress.

The pines were 50-60 feet tall and the bottoms were a cage of dead branches except for the outer layer. There were no indications of adult birds in the area. It seems their nest was destroyed in one of the big storms that have been rolling through the area.

After talking to our Park naturalist, who gave me the name of a rehabilitator, I went over and picked up the two birds.

We had to keep them overnight as the rehabilitator wasn’t available by the time I got to her house; however, they were delivered today and seemed to be alert.

Normally I leave nature to its own devices, but a feathered friend in need, is a friend indeed. I’ll try to keep this updated.

3 comments:

Susan Gets Native said...

Birds need all the help we can give them, considering what we do to their habitat all over the world.
Good job, Ric!

Rondeau Ric said...

Thanks Susan. I appreciate the comment.

Rondeau Ric said...

July 7, an update:
The chicks are doing well and growing rapidly.
They are still too young for a positive id but appear to be coopers hawks.