A few Thanksgiving birds in care

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  1. of this world

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    A Brant, shot by a hunter, but only a grazing injury (fire a shot gun into a crowd and see if you hit only your target). the bird came down in the dunes and was found by hikers. 27564A38-1301-45E5-A92C-F6F8351C57FA.jpeg couple of gulls, a Western and a California, both hit by cars in town D8133568-6D7C-404C-ACE7-C7AB1062EB8B.jpeg A Northern Fulmar, rarely seen on land, and when do, they're in trouble AAB79672-0622-4F27-BCA8-CCA7D2BA40FF.jpeg and a Dark Eyed Junco, caught by a cat. wounds are healed, now just needs to re-grow his tail. 4ACA5F68-B16C-4C87-A5FD-CC601EB8EFCD.jpeg
     
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    I didn’t get a pic of the two Western Screech-owls in our care, both hit by cars, both recovering well
     
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    Suffice to say I'm Liking your good work, not what's happened to these poor birds. Hope you're not working too hard though.
     
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    My six year old, Arthur, came and got me because he saw 3 blue jays and when we went back out we saw two and a pileated woodpecker.

    Always a thrill.
     
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    myself and the rest of the animals of the forest are forever thankful for @of this world and folks like him.

    I support his efforts and I encourage everyone to do so as well.

    Happy (and healthy) Thanksgiving, and many more.
     
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    Well said. :)
     
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    i'm so thrilled to be at work from open to close today! I gave the rest of staff and volunteers the day off and its just me and the patients... a pleasant day for me... for them, another day feeling poorly in captivity, but another day closer to release.
     
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    your support is deeply appreciated... our patients would be lost without the generosity of our community, far and wide...

    and that's true for all wildlife care providers. Treating injured wild animals to be released back to their freedom is a privilege that you can experience first hand too! Most wildlife rehabilitators rely heavily on volunteers.
     
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    Sorry if I'm dense-- where to go for support?
     
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    Bless you, Monte! I’m proud to know you:thumb:
    Without going too deep, ‘cuz I don’t know squat about the universe, I can say there’s a very special place for caring individuals like you:):)

    And, I’m really glad you’re doing so well!
     
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    Thanks for doing this work. Admirable.
     
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    haha, forum rules say no fundraising... i try to abide by that no matter how desperate i am! but if you check out your region I'm sure you'll find someone local who could use the help!
     
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    I thought about that after I posted. Sorry about that, no harm meant.
     
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    They know when you're helping them.

    Much smarter and aware than most people think.

    The good work. The good fight. :)
     
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    seems like every day you see a story in the media, "scientists say crows are self-aware" or "raccoons can solve problems" and i wonder how anyone could've ever wondered... talk about a failure of the imagination.
     
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    They are more aware than we are where it counts. Time for some Zimmy via Val.

     
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    Some are amazing, Blue Jays, Crows and Ravens have minds that are constantly trying to work things out.



    It is good work you do Monte.
     
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    Many scientists studying animal behavior feel exactly the same. It can be difficult to overcome doubt and ignorance, but empirical evidence can go a long way toward that end, at least with those having open minds.

    There's been some recent research on jumping spiders, showing that they not only exhibit remarkable patience when stalking prey, but also situational awareness, analysis of the threat posed by the prey, and complex problem-solving for how to best approach the prey. It's a really interesting study.