Sarvey Wildlife Care Center
August 2017
 
 

 Orphaned Gull
Smoky Summer Days
 
For anyone reading this not living in the Seattle area ~ August was a long, hot, and smoke filled month. Much of the Puget Sound area, and even surrounding parts of the PNW, were blanketed with smoke and haze from wildfires that were raging in the forests of British Columbia. It finally cleared and we could again see blue sky and the mountain ranges in the distance. However, again yesterday smoky haze filled our air again from wildfires burning in Washington.
 
Apparently, another heat wave is coming next week, and we seem to be having frequent grass fires locally as well – so, I suppose we can expect more smoke and … squirrels. They seem to both be abundant this month. Even though the calendar is about to shift to September, and the Autumn Equinox is just 3 weeks ago – baby squirrels keep arriving. We are also seeing a few other “babies” late this season, some cottontails, a baby crow, baby raccoons, coyote pups, and just yesterday a baby opossum.
 
We currently have some openings for volunteer shifts, if you are interested please read the description of responsibilities and send us an inquiry. We will send you a questionnaire to determine if the volunteer job is a good fit. Most shifts are Monday – Friday from 8 to noon, or 10 to 2pm.
 
If you are not currently a monthly donor, please consider becoming one today. Even a small monthly contribution helps us meet our annual operational expenses. Wildlife Rehabilitation is a community effort and we thank you for your role in making our work possible.
 
Birds of a Feather
 
1. This Bald eagle (baby) was rescued by our staff on 8/15, after being reported down on the ground and unable to fly. He was severely dehydrated and emaciated with a poor prognosis, but has responded well to treatment and is doing much better. He is still has blood feathers so it will be a while before he can fly - but, we are encouraged that he is eating well and gaining weight. 
 
2.  We currently have two Great horned owls both suffered wing injuries. The owl above was caught up in some barbed wire, the other one had been entangled in landscape netting. They are both recovering and their wounds are healing. They are together in a flight cage outside now where they will remain for at least a couple more weeks.
 
3. This orphaned juvenile Glaucous-winged gull is healthy, but too young to fly. He was found on the ground in Everett, alone and rescued. We have a couple of other young gulls in our care at this time and soon they will all be together until they are strong and able to be released.
 
Coyote Surgery
 
 
Another young coyote pup arrived this month with a broken leg. She had surgery to pin the fracture and is doing much better now. We will be taking in another young pup from a facility in Olympia next week, so neither of them are alone. We work with other wildlife centers to match "siblings" whenever possible. She is too small to be paired up with the older coyotes we currently have, so this will work out well for both of them. 
 
 SAVE THE DATE
Join us November 4th
1:00 - 5:00 (open house)
for a special fundraiser at
Northwest Cellars in Kirkland
Wine and Wings
Tickets and details will be available soon.
 
Education Events
Come see our Education team and non releasable raptors at these upcoming events.
 
Edmonds Bird Fest
Saturday, September 16
2:00
Edmonds, WA
 
Mukilteo Library
Saturday, September 30
11:00
Mukilteo, WA
 
This young Bald eagle we shared in the e-newsletter last month was released. You can see a video of the release here.
 
Dr. Lahner examines a Mountain beaver suffering from a serious infection in the mouth/jaw. He is still recovering and we hope can be released.
 
 Sleepy Baby squirrels
 
 
 

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Sarvey Wildlife Care Center
Po Box 3590
Arlington, WA 98223-3590
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