This little groundhog baby was ready for his closeup. But quickly, quickly, because we don't want him to get used to humans!
ACG&SWC believes this little chap's eye injury may be the result of an impact with a car.
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A member of the woodpecker family, flickers forage on the ground. This gorgeous bird, however, was meandering around when he was far too young to be out of the nest. All's well now, and he is ready for release and a second chance!
Feeling much better than he did sitting in the middle of the exit near BWI.
Food, Glorious Food!
No broken humerus is going to stop this little juvenile squirrel from getting his noms on! Photo Credit: Holly (October 2013) Look on the new "Videos" page to see his excitement in action!
Hey everybody, have you heard?
Donald Trump's (cough) hairstyle has nothing on this mockingbird's feather tufts! "Say yeah, yeah whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, uh, oh" (Do you hear Carly Simon?) Photo Credit: Holly (October 2013)
You've got a friend in me!
Two pigeons keep company in the rehab cage. Photo credit: Holly (October 2013)
I'm "smiling," but....
put me back in my nest. This baby 'possum isn't interested in a photo sesh. He cared nothing for the camera, so a quick shot and back to where he felt secure and safe. (June 2013)
"I'm soooo excited...
and I just can't hide it. I'm about to lose control and I think I like it." Methinks this little fledgling Cardinal is related to the Pointer Sisters. (June 2013)
Will cooperate for food
Can't believe I ate the whole thing
A much calmer fledgling post lunch service. (June 2013)
Little blurry bunny
Not all images come out as we hope. To minimize stress, we won't use flash and move as quickly as we can...so it doesn't always work out. This precious guy said "Please close my kennel door." (June 2013)
for lunch to be served. (Robin nestlings, June 2013)
Ready, aim, drop 'er in there!
A nestling Robin assumes the position for lunch! (June 2013)
Today Magoo, next week this baby will be sporting a funky, hip Meg Ryan look! (nestling House Sparrow, June 2013)
Look WHO's at ACG&SWC
A Northern Saw-Whet Owl, whooo needed a little R&R to soothe a troublesome shoulder, spent a few post Thanksgiving days at Chez ACG&SWC. A stunning fellow (at a Napoleonic 5" high) from his amazing eyes and beautiful beak to his gorgeously textured feathers and cute little toes. A true privilege to meet and photograph this wonderful soul. With help of Suzanne Shoemaker of Owl Moon Raptor Center (see link), our little Napoleon was successfully released on 29 Nov 12!
with my keen eyes, two photographers.
with nesting box, perches and empty tissue box to explore.
Full Belly Means Zzzzzz
One of two very young opossums who will be over-wintering this year.
Keeping warm inside of one of several incubators.
Removing a Leg Band
Judy Holzman (right) and Katie Smith (Judy's very first apprentice) work together to ready this little bird for its next stage of rehabilitation...temporary residence in a flight cage.
You Go First
There's always one who takes the lead.
Inside the Cage...
to show you the wonderful magnificence of these babies!
Many are covered to keep the residents at ease, as well as to prevent them from becoming too attached to their human caretakers.
Eats Like a Bird?
Must mean fast and furious! Hurry up, Judy! This was just one of three little birds in this cage demanding their afternoon feed.
Includes cage number, identifier, sex and formula quantity.
Eyes now wide open and feathers filling in.
Getting ready for their 7pm feed.
Resting in safety.
"I'm ready for my close-up." (At least that's what the photographer thought he was saying!)