Another lady had already called Swanson and is on the way with it. Badly
injured herring gull

On Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 5:11 PM Anne Marie Whelan <gardensfi...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Nancy Cusumano volunteered to check on the injured gull.  Thank you Nancy!
>
> On Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 4:13 PM, Anne Marie Whelan <gardensfi...@gmail.com
> > wrote:
>
>> 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
>>
>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: Dave Nutter <nutter.d...@mac.com>
>> Date: Sun, Oct 8, 2017 at 9:00 AM
>> Subject: [cayugabirds-l] About that injured hawk
>> To: CayugaBirds-L b <cayugabirds-l@cornell.edu>
>>
>>
>> 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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