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Blue Jay (2010) wing fx from cat attack as a fledgling. She is an omnivore. as it may chase predatory birds, and will scream if it sees a predator within its territory. It has also been known to sound an alarm call when hawks or other dangers are near, and smaller birds often recognize this call and hide themselves away accordingly.
Common Nighthawk(2010) came in with wing fracture that could not be healed. As strict insectivores, they hunt on the wing for extended periods at high altitudes or in open areas. Flying insects are its preferred food source. Nighthawks migrate all the way to Argentina!
Zeke & Zeta
(Cedar Waxwings)- both were cat attacks. Cedar Waxwings eat berries and sugary fruit year-round, including dogwood, serviceberry, cedar, juniper, hawthorn, and winterberry, with insects becoming an important part of the diet in breeding season. They often feed in large flocks numbering in hundreds of birds, are nomadic, with erratic winter movements, with some migrating as far as South America.
American Crow(2003) wing fracture from unknown cause. They are omnivores and will feed on invertebrates of all types In the winter they are more dependent on acorns and nuts. The American Crow is one of only a few species of bird that has been observed modifying and using tools to obtain food
- GHOW(1996) missing wing, unknown cause. Carnivore that will eat any living creature that walks, crawls, flies, or swims. GHOWs have binocular vision allowing them to pinpoint prey and see in low light. Owl eyes are fixed in their sockets and have 14 vertebrae in their necks, so have ability to turn their heads 270 degrees. They are not migratory.
Maggie (Virginia Opossum)- raised on a poor diet, and has metabolic bone disease. She is an omnivore. is the only marsupial in North America north of Mexico. A solitary and nocturnal animal and it is a successful opportunist. It is familiar to many North Americans as it is often seen near towns, rummaging through garbage cans, or lying by the road, a victim of traffic. Her tail is called prehensile because of it’s ability to grasp things.
Xolani & Zuri
- Was attacked by a cat and has damage to pelvis. She cannot fly/glide and is very elderly.
- (2012)-Raised by a breeder out of Texas and sold to a person in Maryland, who sold them to a guy in North Carolina, who dropped them off at BRWI. They cannot be released into the wild so will stay with us as ambassadors
Luna, Xolani & Zuri
They have a furry membrane called a patagium which extends between the front and rear legs, used to glide through the air.Southern flying squirrels feed on fruit and nuts from trees such as red and White oak, hickory and beech. They store food, especially acorns, for winter consumption. They also dine on insects, buds, mushrooms, mycorrhizal fungi, carrion, bird eggs and nestlings and flowers. Predators include snakes, hawks, and racoons.
Peregrine Falcon(2008) came from Arizona with head injury due to a traumatic injury. Cause is unknown. He is a carnivore. The Peregrine Falcon feeds almost exclusively on medium-sized birds such as pigeon and doves, waterfowl, songbirds and waders. The Peregrine is renowned for its speed, reaching over 322 km/h (200 mph) during its characteristic hunting stoop (high speed dive), making it the fastest member of the animal kingdom.
- RTHA (1998) wing fracture from being hit by car. Recently discovered she was gunshot as wellRTHA (2008)wing injury from being hit by car in Spruce Pine. RTHA (2013) Was hit by a car and suffered eye damage, and is blind in one eye.
Cloudfeather, Cyr, Old Lady/ Red-Tailed Hawk
Is known in the United States as the chickenhawk, though it rarely preys on standard sized chickens and is frequently brought to BRWI with gunshot wounds. The RTHA is one of the most common buteos in North America.
- EASO(2010) hit by car ending in wing fractureEASO(2011) hit by car causing un-repairable wing fractureEASO(2013) Hit by car, and has brain damage.
Oz, Mojo, Sammy./ Eastern Screech Owl EASO
Usually solitary, they nest in a tree cavity, either natural or excavated by a woodpecker, they will also use nesting boxes. The bird doesn't actually build a nest; instead, females lay their eggs directly on the layer of fur and feathers left over from previous meals that lines the bottom of its den. Breeding pairs often return to the same nest year after year. We often see them in the winter, with most getting hit by cars.
- (Eastern Bluebird –2013)-wing fracture from cat attack. He is an insectivore. The Eastern Bluebird is a small thrush found in open woodlands, farmlands and orchards, and most recently can be spotted in suburban areas. Approximately two-thirds of the diet consists of insects and other invertebrates. The remainder is made up of wild fruits. Favored insect foods include grasshoppers, crickets, katydids, and beetles. Other food items include earthworms, spiders, millipedes, centipedes, sow bugs and snails.
- Eastern bluebirds are very social birds. At times they gather in flocks of a hundred or more. However, they are territorial during the breeding season and may continue to defend a feeding area throughout the winter. Mating occurs in the spring and summer months.
- Northern Saw-whet Owl 2003) brain Trauma HBC. Is from MNNorthern Saw-whet Owl 2005) wing fx from hit by car. Is from Utah
Nod, Hamlet, Northern Saw-Whet Owl
These birds wait on a high perch at night and swoop down on prey. They mainly eat small organisms with a focus on small mammals in their diet. Other mammals preyed upon include shrews, squirrels (chipmunks and red squirrels), various other mice species, flying squirrels, moles and bats. They also have been known to predate small birds such as swallows, sparrows, kinglets and chickadees, although larger birds up to the size of a Rock Pigeon, 4 times a heavy as a Saw-whet, can be taken.
- Eastern Box Turtle(2002) blind from unknown cause (possibly trauma or infection).(Eastern Box Turtle 2008) missing a leg from predator attack.(Eastern Box Turtle 2010) shell damage from a dog attack.
Seymore, Tripod, Scooter- Eastern Box Turtle
- Eastern Box turtles are the only land turtle in North Carolina and is the ‘state reptile’ and is an omnivore. Most of the turtles we see suffer wounds from car hits, dog attacks, and lawnmower induced injuries. They’ve had a gradual decline in populations downgrading it’s conservation status from ‘near threatened’ to ‘vulnerable’.
Artemis & Athena
(Corn Snakes)-raised in captivity given to BRWI by Dr Skeate. They are canivores.
Artemis & Athena-Corn Snakes
- Wild corn snakes prefer habitats such as overgrown fields, forest openings, trees, palmetto flatwoods and abandoned or seldom used buildings and farms from sea level to as high as 6,000 feet. In colder regions they hibernate during winter. In the wild they eat every few days, but at BRWI they eat once per week. They consume small rodents (white-footed mouse, reptiles, amphibians bird eggs.
Jumping off the Glove
Spreading out wings and shake. "Stretching"
Grooming their feather, putting them together
Cleaning beak, wiping off food.
Relates with other animals while knowing who they are
Trimming beaks, taking care of it
Handling with the clove
Short winged hawk
Long Winged Hawk
What goes on their ankles that you hook leases to.
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