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.
The Canada Gosling was a great addition, because it's always much better if wild babies are raised with another of their kind. We have also helped many pigeons, which really are lovely birds despite their less than stellar reputation, in the past, so this fellow should do just fine.
Patient of the day, 5/17/17, and a note on "abandoned" wild babies.
The most common species you'll find in upstate New York are the gray squirrel (the ones everyone who has ever visited a park -- or owned a bird feeder -- is familiar with), the smaller and very lively red squirrel, and of course our own native ground squirrel, the chipmunk.