Tonight we received our first opossums! Mama had been hit by a car and these were saved. They were cold, but warm and cozy now.
Unique bird found by side of road
This Loggerhead Shrike was discovered by a West Point family. He was sitting by the side of the road next to their mail box. We are not sure what happened to him, but he might have flown into a vehicle. The family found him on Sunday and got him to us on Monday the 15th. The interesting thing about Shrikes is that they will eat things like mice and other birds by impaling them on small twigs or barbed wire fences and then eating them. After a few days, the Shrike was able to be released in a nice wooded area where he can find the kind of lunch that he likes.
More than Hail fell from the Sky
Severe storms hit the Lincoln and Omaha areas this evening. Many areas received hail and unfortunately along with the hail stones falling to the ground, there were also birds falling. The night of the storms these two birds were discovered by the public and the next morning WRT was contacted to assist with helping these birds. The Hooded Merganser had an injured wing and needs time to recuperate. The Lesser Scaup more than likely received a concussion from the hail stones. When the Scaup was picked up, even though it was the next morning, there were still 1/4 sized hail stones all around him. After a few days of recuperating, he was released at an area lake.
This bunny was found in a yard and was taken to a local vet. Unfortunately, the homeowner was unable to find the bunny nest, which would have been the best place for this bunny. He is less than one week old, and you can see his size compared the the dollar bill in the photo.
Vikki Henry - Omaha Wildlife Rehabber