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Learning From a Racing Pigeon

I think the pigeon people are trying to tell me something. Late last year, I took a rambunctious fledgling pigeon to a nearby hospital. In April, I drove two [very] baby pigeons to the same hospital. I'm always snapping pigeon photos even when other photographers sweep their lenses right over the pigeon landscape. Rock Pigeons at the Bay Bridge - ©ingridtaylar So, it shouldn't have surprised me when Chauncey came along. She's a [...]

2009-08-28T16:34:55+00:00August 28th, 2009|Uncategorized, Wildlife Rescue|2 Comments

Things to Know (and Love) About a Japanese Quail

He was misidentified but not forgotten -- this lone Japanese Quail who fluttered his way into a wildlife hospital and then, into our hands and hearts. We gave him an appropriately Japanese name: "Mikiko" which, loosely translated, means "child of the tree." A fellow volunteer pointed out that he is not, in fact, a child of the tree -- "he's a quail, Ingrid." I know. But I couldn't find a name meaning "child of the [...]

2009-08-06T17:18:34+00:00August 6th, 2009|Domestic Animals, Uncategorized, Wildlife Rescue|5 Comments

The Case of the Misidentified Quail

He handed over the box: "A rescued quail." We volunteer at a wildlife hospital, so a safe assumption might be California Quail. But assumptions are silly in a world where us newer volunteers sometimes mess up species identification. This bird clearly wasn't a California Quail. Their markings are distinct and easy once you know them. "It's a Japanese Quail," was the official proclamation. Not only is a Japanese Quail not a native of California, he [...]

2018-10-03T07:13:10+00:00August 2nd, 2009|Domestic Animals, Uncategorized, Wildlife Rescue|0 Comments

The “Three U” Rule of Hazardous Materials

Hugh and I just got our initial Hazwoper certification -- a Federal OSHA requirement if we want to assist with bird rescue in oil spill areas. That, combined with a wildlife rescue training course we took back in March, will at least put us on the call list during catastrophic wildlife events. During the Cosco Busan spill in November 2008, our participation was limited to non-exclusion areas. I volunteered with a survey team to [...]

2018-10-02T19:14:12+00:00July 9th, 2009|Pollution, Uncategorized, Wildlife Rescue|2 Comments