We got up early again this morning to go and watch the sunrise but instead we ended up saving 2 birdies!
It went like this - there I was doing my bark ranger patrol sniffing all the tuffs of grasses along the beach when I came across this big brown 'lump' in the sand - but when I got closer it moved and then started trying to jab me with its pointy beak! What The Dog!
Mom came rushing over and told me to sit/wait - she then checked Mr Birdie and noticed it had an injured foot. She stopped and asked a couple of people walking past if they could call the Navy Base Police but they said they didn't have cell service - Mom thinks they just didn't want to be involved and just kept walking on by) so Mom had to race back to the car - where she left her phone and she called them herself.
While we were waiting for the police to come a Wildlife Rescue Truck appeared and the ranger told Mom they had received a call about the bird last night - which it turned out was a Loon - Moms most favorite bird!. Mom was NOT happy with the rescue service - if they had received the call last night why hadn't they come and rescued the bird rather than leaving it on the beach all night in the cold and suffering? As the guy was catching the bird (which thankfully was still very feisty) Mom noticed another brown lump closer to the rocks and went over to check it - it was a little female duck and she was in a pretty bad way - Mom thought she was dead at first but then saw her little head nodding and her eyes blink. She called the Ranger over and he picked her up too. Sadly it was cold last night (only 45 degrees) and Mom doesn't think the little duck will make it.
We didn't get to watch the sunrise and didn't get much of a walk on the beach - but we did feel good that we could at least help these two birdies.
Oh, thank goodness you were all there this morning! Those little birdies had some guardian angels in you and your mom! Well done pals.ReplyDelete
Rangers, you did awesome work (with the help of mom) saving or trying to save those 2 birds. Good job!ReplyDelete
Wow that's awesome Ranger work there - good for your mom to care so much.ReplyDelete
I cross my paws for the two berds... hope they both will make it... thanks for calling the helpers Reilly's and Denny's mom, that was great to help this two berds...ReplyDelete
What are these loon birdies doing so far south? Perhaps they were tired out from flying back home to the north. It was a good thing you got them rescued! The cats probably would have gotten them sooner or later.ReplyDelete
Poor birds, I hope they will be ok. Here we have a wild life rescue but you have to bring the animal to them. They have heated boxes out front to put the injured animals in.ReplyDelete
OMD OMD you are the BESTEST most Thoughtful and CARING BARK RANGES EVER. THAT was Wonderful that you were THERE and that you HELPED BOTH BIRDIES. Blessing On you BARK RANGERS Extraordinaire!!!!!ReplyDelete
Oh sad. I hope the birds survive.ReplyDelete
Oh, those poor birdies!!!! You two are such great rangers -- and kudos to your mom, too! We hope the ducks make it!!!ReplyDelete
We are so glad you and your Mama were there to help out the birdies!!ReplyDelete
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo
Good for you, for saving the birds. The rescue service is a worry.....ReplyDelete
Oh we are so glad you went fur your walk. Those two needed you today. Paws together they both make it. (Mom is a little irritated too that the wild life peeps waiting so long :/)ReplyDelete
Matt & Matilda
Bless all of you for helping out the sweet birdies!ReplyDelete
We r glad u helped the birds.ReplyDelete
oh your Mom is a sweetheart! I agree, if someone called last night why in the world didn't they come? Maybe they don't have flashlights? Geeze........hoping both will be ok. Your Mom is a hero!!!! DakotasDenReplyDelete
You and your Mom did a good thing. We hope those birdies will be OK. All paws crossed that they will both make it.ReplyDelete
Woos - Ciara and Lightning
I love Loons, too. I hope he will make it. So sad, they didn't go out to help last night.ReplyDelete
Sees! That's why it's YOUR beach, and not theirs!!! WTD! WTB!! I am so glads you guys were there to help save the burdies...you guys should receive a medal or somethings!!!!ReplyDelete
Thank goodness you were there to help those birds!!!ReplyDelete
we sure hope they will be ok
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel
At least they were helped even if they don't make it. What good boys you are! And tell you mom to keep her cell phone on her, what if you or her got hurt? Love DollyReplyDelete