Tag: killdeer chicks

Wren in the Garage

I suppose the wrens are looking for nesting opportunities. I found one in the garage. The other day, one was in the bedroom. Yegads! We have not seen Squeak for two days. I have heard killdeers in the marsh for a couple days. I… Continue Reading “Wren in the Garage”

Wren in the Bedroom

Today, Regis found a Carolina Wren in our bedroom. We opened one of the windows and easily got it out. When the weather is nice, we often leave the lanai door ajar so Dart can go in and out as he pleases. As a… Continue Reading “Wren in the Bedroom”

In the Gutter

On Fridays, I usually clean the aviaries at the Ark. Today, we had two new pelican patients and one on the way. It does not appear to be a good time for pelicans at the moment. The good news is that the loon was… Continue Reading “In the Gutter”

Pip Died Last Night

Yesterday, we noticed that Pip (our smallest killdeer) looked a little scruffy. We weighed the little killdeer and it lost 5 grams in two days. I gave it the same medication I gave earlier to help the bird beef up. It was not enough… Continue Reading “Pip Died Last Night”

Squeak Can Fly

The largest killdeer, Squeak, can fly nicely. Pip, the smallest killdeer, needs to catch up. Pip has always been smaller. About five days ago, I started giving Pip some medication to help its digestive system to ensure it was retaining more nutrients. There has… Continue Reading “Squeak Can Fly”

Pip – Puzzle Solved

In my last post, I mentioned that our smallest killdeer chick, Pip, was discovered first thing in the morning nearly dead in the mealworm dish. The birds were on the lanai and it dropped into the 30’s that night. We have a heat lamp… Continue Reading “Pip – Puzzle Solved”

Dart/Wildlife Rescues

DART Dart is a Shetland sheepdog and performed in agility trials until we left Maryland when he was five. Florida does not offer many trials and I could only find one place to train. We stopped doing agility but Dart continued expertly catching his… Continue Reading “Dart/Wildlife Rescues”

Rescues Update

I’m just getting started in this process of trying to help rescued birds and it is a learning experience. The little killdeer I was worried about seems to be doing much better. It gained 2 grams since yesterday while Squeak gained 4 grams. The… Continue Reading “Rescues Update”

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”