The Peregrine is a very common medium sized falcon that is found worldwide on every continent except for Antarctica. [...] Peregrine Falcons have been prized by falconers for over 3,000 years, and Peregrine Falcons also get the honor of being the "fastest animal on earth." Normal flying speed is between 25 to 35 MPH but they have been clocked doing over 220 MPH when they go into a fast dive (or stoop) while hunting.
The 2018 rescue season, so far, has been pretty insane. Our volunteers and director have been going non-stop with rescue, as well as trying to keep up with our educational schedule. We have so many people to thank for their help, that we don't know where to start. One of our favorite humans on the … Continue reading A Rescue Season Thank-you Note
As hard as we, work, however, even the best wildlife rehabilitator cannot raise a young animal as well as its natural parents. The birds and mammals we release, after hand-rearing, go out into the world with a lack of education. We do our best to make sure they can feed themselves, care for themselves, protect themselves, but in truth, only their biological parents can do that with any real guarantee.
Over the last couple of days, we've had a busy time at NY Wildlife Rescue. Here are a few of the newcomers. Plus, some facts about weasels.
We now have a "baker's dozen" of baby skunks in rehab here at NY Wildlife Rescue. These seven were brought in on the 19th of June, after their mother was killed by a car. They join the group already being raised for release.
This very young American Kestrel came to us for help, thanks to an observant friend of NYWRC, on Father's Day. Kestrels are our smallest North American falcon. They are fairly common in our area, in part thanks to a nest box placement program that New York Wildlife Rescue is part of. American Kestrels nest at … Continue reading June 18th Patient: American Kestrel baby
Two of our June 13ths rescues were a baby Cottontail and a baby Chickadee. Both appear to have been caught by cats. We will fight for them, and do our best to heal them, so they can return to the lives they were meant to live.
This Painted Turtle was found, as many are, injured in the road, and brought for treatment to NYWRC. It's very common in our area to find turtles trying to get from one side of the road to the other, as they follow their territorial water and feeding sources. If you see one, please try hard to avoid it; they're peaceful souls and deserve a break (and a brake).
Friday the 9th of June was a day of non-stop rescue. Wes posted on Facebook about the animals that came in (and went out, as two successful releases).
This lovely bird is a Northern Flicker. It was found injured in the road by our friend Helen Powers, who was taking a walk along state land in Cobleskill at the time.