lead poisoning

Duck, Duck, Trumpeter Swan?

Black Hawk Wildlife Rehabilitation Project  brought in a Trumpeter Swan to Dr. Cherney on January 29, 2013.  The bird was thin, very droopy and had some balance issues.  Interesting to note, the grey color of this typically brilliant white bird is not actually dirt—it is the young age.  He (or she) will get to that…

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Juvenile Eagle Found in Wapsie River

Black Hawk Wildlife Rehabilitation brought in a Bald Eagle on Monday.  This eagle is approximately 3 years of age.  This guesstimate is based on the lack of white feathering on his head.  The white feathers we traditionally associate with Bald Eagles don’t start to develop until 4 or so years of age.  He weighs about…

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