Our friend Susan Smith who is a true "bird-whisperer," sent this photo and caption this week:
"Rescued this beautiful Scaup at 11th & Sassafras today. You can see the wound on his beak. Hope he doesn't have more serious injuries but he is in the good hands of Tamarack Wildlife Rehab now. Seeing him up close gave me chance to admire his beauty."
How the birds and wildlife survive in this harsh winter of ours is a miracle. We passed 100" snow today, although our temps are up a bit...yeh!
One summer they called her when city workers were cutting down dying trees and accidentally came upon a trio of baby owls! Sure enough Susan came, took them to Tamarack and the local paper followed their progress until full independence.