May 8th Patients

From Wes’s post on Facebook:

NEWEST ARRIVALS. Merganser (tree-cavity nesting) duckling and a chipmunk that is having a bad day with cats. PLEASE think about keeping your cats indoors for next month. They kill over a BILLION songbird nestlings and other wildlife every year. If nestlings survive this snowstorm, baby fledgling birds will be out of nest soon.

The Common Merganser is a large, streamlined duck which nests in hollow trees. The adult males are mostly white with green heads; the females gray and white with cinnamon-colored heads.  They have long, slender serrated bills which aid them in hunting for their favorite food: fish. Read more about the species on AllAboutBirds.org.

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