Sunday, July 29, 2012
Returning an Oriole to the wild!
This female Baltimore Oriole was badly injured after flying into my Aunt's patio window a few weeks ago in the Town of Windsor. It was getting late by the time I found out about the bird and my Aunt was afraid to pick it up, so it spent the night outside on her patio. Amazingly, the oriole survived the night (very fortunate it wasn't eaten by an opportunistic predator). After breakfast I drove to Windsor, retrieved the bird and brought it to Four Lakes Wildlife Center in Madison. Though it sustained serious injuries, the dedicated staff at Four Lakes nursed it back to perfect health. This video shows me and Jackie Edmunds of Four Lakes returning the oriole to the wild at Pheasant Branch Conservancy in Middleton. This lucky bird gets a second chance!
You can read more about the oriole here.
A huge "THANK YOU" to the staff at Four Lakes!