This adorable baby Wood Duck was found in Delaware County, and brought by a caring rescuer to New York Wildlife Rescue Center today. The person had searched for the mother and the rest of the brood to no avail, and finally ascertained that the baby truly did need help.
We at New York Wildlife Rescue have a few special thank-yous to express today, for help received from our volunteers in the past few days! To our newest licensed rehabbers, Tyler Schmidt, Hannah Laraway, and Sarah Moffatt, thank you for all your help with the new babies, and especially that baby fawn!
These little skunks came in on Monday to NYWRC. Wes loves rehabbing skunks, and has a great success rate in releasing them happily back into the wild.
On Sunday the 28th, we had another little English Sparrow arrive from Albany, and from Rotterdam, 7 baby Cottontail Rabbits. Although this was a unique situation, and these babies did require rescuing, rabbits are one of the species that are often "rescued" unnecessarily.
This gorgeous young Red-tailed Hawk came in on Wednesday May 24th. It had collided with a car and appears to have a broken shoulder. Our dear friend and supporting wildlife vet, Dr Joan Puritz of Oneonta Veterinary Hospital will take good care of this lovely bird for us.
Our patient of the day for May 23rd was this little American Red Squirrel. The Red Squirrel is one of several species of tree-dwelling (arboreal) squirrels in North America. It's much smaller than the Gray Squirrel, though very bold and territorial.
Patient of the day, 5/17/17, and a note on "abandoned" wild babies.