|Screech Owl Baby|
It is no secret that my bead designs are inspired by nature.
For goodness sake most of my designs are flowers!
Critters from land and sea appear in my work quite often too.
Usually these creations are inspired by first hand encounters in fields,forest or while scuba diving.
But, this week's beads are in honor of little survivors at the wildlife rehabilitation facility were my daughter is a volunteer . http://www.phoenixwildlifecenter.com/whoweare/whoweare.php
Each week she has tales to tell me about new arrivals and the progress of current patients.
Last weekend while she was vacationing on Tybee Island Ga. she assisted in a pigeon rescue.
Several onlookers had pulled the dazed bird from the ocean .
Certainly not normal pigeon habitat !
Because of her volunteer work she knows a bit of animal first aid .
After determining "probably no broken bones " and no open wounds,
she tried to find a local wildlife facility . But, it turned out there was none on the island and the closest one on the mainland was already closed . Nothing to do but wait til morning .
Please note ...
Injured wild life needs to be cared for by a licensed rehabilitator.
Please don't try to care for wild critters at home .
It can be dangerous for them and dangerous for you .
Luckily the wildlife rehab in Maryland talked her though how to care for the bird over night .And in the morning....
the BEST thing !
The pigeon was perching on the shower curtain rod looking perky , pecky and ready to go home !
The wildlife people speculate a predator knocked it out of the sky and it was too stunned to fly out of the ocean.
Happily the pigeon was able to be released .
It took a few uncertain steps ,turned as if to say goodbye and flew off high into the clouds.
Hopefully the little Screech owl fledgling, now residing at the wildlife center, will also fly to freedom some day very soon.
His great little face was my inspiration for the week !
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