Many of us have had the experience of a bird crashing into a window of our house, and the almost knee-jerk response to grab a shoe box, go outside, and make sure that it is OK. But what happens when that animal is a 100-pound turtle, a shark, or a whale?
The Golden-crowned Kinglet is a bird I fell in love with as a 6 year old child. I would visit my aunt on the weekends and we would snap together “paint-by-number” models of songbirds; the little Kinglet was one of my favorites.
Within three days of each other, two Herring Gulls were rescued in Orleans – a juvenile from the tip of Nauset inlet Orleans, and an adult from the south side of Nauset’s Outer Beach. Both had similar symptoms…
She had just spoken to the Mass Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary who told her to call us. There were birds in her wood stove, “and two are already dead!” She had been trying to get them out herself but was unsuccessful.
A distraught woman appeared at our door holding a bird feeder. A mouse was trapped in between closely spaced bars. It had somehow weaved itself through the tight spaces, and locked its body so it could not move any appendage.
Every Spring, Wild Care dusts off the incubators and prepares for its baby season. The squirrels start arriving, usually in March, although they have been received as early as February. We take care of infant opossums, bunnies, squirrels and occasionally weasels. All of the above are easily identified.
Things aren’t always as bad as they seem. This summer after a call about a downed hawk at a campground in Eastham I was reminded of this…
The report was that a Red-tailed Hawk was on the ground and could not fly. It would run away when people approached, and there was a hawk seen circling above it.
I think of growing up and enjoying the sight of a beautiful old farmhouse with a gorgeous gigantic tree, reminding me of “The Waltons” (an old family TV show), bringing me comfort and warm feelings. The house was located in a National Parkland on Cape Cod, I remember it well, and never expected to have any connection to it.
Three Osprey chicks were re-nested in Osterville, Monday afternoon July 30th, to a new nest atop an Eversource utility pole at the end of Cockachoisett Lane. Their nest at the intersection of West Bay Road and Bridge Street was damaged by a pole fire Wednesday morning, July 25th.
A nest on top of a utility pole caught fire Wednesday morning at the corner of Bridge Street and West Bay Road, displacing three osprey chicks, according to Centerville-Osterville Marstons Mills fire Capt. Richard Sargent.
Wild Care was featured on the show called “Profile”, (Local Channel 99) filmed at Cape Cod Community Media Center. Stephanie Ellis, Executive Director of Wild Care, joins intern Miranda to talk about wildlife protection and rehabilitation. Special guest appearances by Nickerson the Eastern Screech Owl and #45 the Eastern Box Turtle!
This March, landscapers discovered an Eastern Box Turtle at the base of a tree recently uprooted from a storm. The weather was still as cold as winter, so the landscapers called us for advice. We told them to bring it in so we could check it out…
People love their bluebird boxes! Recently we had a situation in the yard in Eastham involving what had been a successful nest box of Eastern Bluebirds. The people had been watching the happy bluebird family for a couple of weeks, and one day noticed that the mother was missing…
Thanks to Many Caring People, an Owl is Back in the Wild
Thanks to many caring people, an owl has returned to the wild in Eastham. A tree company employee called to tell us they felled a tree and found a baby owl. They were about to put the branch (with the owl in it), into the wood chipper and fortunatel
Wild Care has a state-of-the-art seabird therapy pool, which allows seabirds and waterfowl to exercise on running water. This will help our bird friends recover more quickly so they can get back to their watery habitats!