Tag: Ark wildife rescue and rehabilitation

Grackles Won’t Leave

I think the grackles will be with us forever. They like it here. I put them outside and they hang around very near the lanai and patio. I left the lanai door open and the slider open today while doing my projects in the… Continue Reading “Grackles Won’t Leave”

Bluebirds, Grackles, and the RV

I released the older bluebirds the other day and they spent the last two nights with us. They come back regularly to be fed. About mid-day today, they stopped coming back as often and when they did, they would not come close. They would… Continue Reading “Bluebirds, Grackles, and the RV”

Bird Release

Today I released the four older bluebirds and the two grackles. It took a while for the bluebirds to leave the cage, but once they did they all left. I sat in the backyard a few times during the day and saw at least… Continue Reading “Bird Release”

Still Alive

The little bluebirds are still alive. I got three baby bluebirds that were barely alive yesterday and was concerned they would not make it through the day. I was certain at least one of them would have perished during the night. All three of… Continue Reading “Still Alive”

Dart to the Rescue

Unbelievably, while feeding the near death bluebirds this evening, one escaped. Okay, that one was in the best shape. After feeding the other two, I went to look for it. I couldn’t find it. Regis helped. We couldn’t find it. I engaged Dart. He… Continue Reading “Dart to the Rescue”

Baby Bluebirds Near Death

We have been discussing selling the motorhome and decided to pull the trigger recently. Following is a picture of Dart in his usual spot while I emptied the motorhome and cleaned it one last time. This is where he spends his time while we… Continue Reading “Baby Bluebirds Near Death”

Hanging by a Thread

Around the beginning of the year, we took in a rescue adult red-bellied woodpecker who had gotten himself into trouble. He was found with a sticky substance all over him and cleaning him required the removal of many of his feathers. In particular, he… Continue Reading “Hanging by a Thread”

Pelican Patrol

The Ark Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation has received a large number of injured pelicans in the last couple weeks. Many of those pelicans came from the GTM Reserve where I volunteer regularly. The GTM has a dam with a lake on one side and… Continue Reading “Pelican Patrol”

CBC, Pip, Squeak, and Sandy

I kayaked by myself for the Matanzas Christmas Bird Count. I left from the Butler boat ramp where we pulled out the other day and promised to be careful. It was windy, so I kept to the oyster beds and stayed away from the… Continue Reading “CBC, Pip, Squeak, and Sandy”

Rescued Instead of Rescuing

Today my friend and I needed to be rescued. It all started simple enough. The Matanzas Christmas Bird Count is Saturday and I wanted to check out an area for kayaking for the count. My friend Paige, who grew up in the area, said… Continue Reading “Rescued Instead of Rescuing”