Nancy Cusumano volunteered to check on the injured gull.  Thank you Nancy!

On Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 4:13 PM, Anne Marie Whelan <>

> A friend just told me that he just saw an injured gull by the big gas
> tanks at Andree's Petroleum near the waterfront.  (I'm not sure if it's
> still called Andre's - it's just up from the Cornell Boathouse on the way
> to Aldi's.)   He said it appeared to be in great distress, chewing on its
> wing.
> Anne Marie
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> From: Dave Nutter <>
> Date: Sun, Oct 8, 2017 at 9:00 AM
> Subject: [cayugabirds-l] About that injured hawk
> To: CayugaBirds-L b <>
> On Friday evening a friend called me saying friends of hers had a
> Red-tailed Hawk with an injured wing under their porch in downtown Ithaca.
> I asked CayugaBirds-L if someone was willing to help them. Candace Cornell
> quickly volunteered. I gave her the contact info, and she and her husband
> were immediately on their way.
> Several other people also quickly gave this useful advice for dealing with
> such a large injured bird:
> 1) protect your eyes and hands (talons are raptors’ threat, although the
> stabbing bill of birds like loons, herons, or the chomping bill of a
> Cardinal can hurt you)
> 2) toss a large towel or blanket over the bird
> 3) put the blanketed bird in a cardboard box either by quickly scooping it
> up or by putting the box over it and flipping them over together, then
> cover/close the box (not airtight of course)
> 4) take it to the Cornell University Vet School’s Swanson Wildlife Clinic.
> It’s on Hungerford Hill Rd on the east/uphill side near the end at Snyder
> Hill Rd. They can be reached at 607-253-3060 or there is an emergency
> button to push there. They have a vet on call 24/7. The service is free.
> Candace reported that the finders misidentified the large injured bird at
> night under their porch, which is not surprising. What is surprising is
> that it was a female Ring-necked Pheasant, which I have never seen in
> downtown Ithaca. Candace suspected it had been struck by a car. I wonder if
> it also had ridden clinging to the grille to the downtown location. She did
> not know whether the wildlife vets would try to save a pheasant, a
> non-native species which is raised to be shot. Two pieces of good news,
> though: No hawk got hurt, and Candace was happy to rescue the bird
> regardless of species.
> - - Dave Nutter
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