Broken-winged goose from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
On the Tay River in Perth. This goose has a broken wing. I took it some food today.
I finally managed to phone the local Wild Bird Care Centre. I remember when we visited it for a tour before they moved to their Moodie Dr. They were located in Nepean in the basement of Kathy's house!
I've watched Canada Geese when we lived on the lake. These are Muskoka Geese! Yes, they are giant poopers, but once they move north to raise a brood, they are out of the university campuses and all!
"The late Kathy Nihei founded The Wild Bird Care Centre in 1981"
|The Tay is pretty in winter - this was last year|
- They don't pick up or rescue birds, as they are a small non-profit.
- To catch it, use a blanket or towel.
- If we can catch it, take it there. They have crates outdoors and they can be left there.
- Birds migrate for food. This one has lucked out as it cannot fly.
- They will happily survive on cracked corn. I took her some yesterday. The other animals prefer high-fat foods now.
Eventually, the Tay River will mostly freeze over. Right now its running and she's slipping into the river for safety. She will get weak, when things freeze over, and may be easier to catch.
|Tay River in Perth in summer|
She'll be susceptible to predators, if we have any in town.
Even domestic dogs.
She has a buddy, but the mallard wasn't there when I visited yesterday.
I feel so badly and hope s/he isn't in pain.
|Lots of dog walkers in the park|