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Yellow Warbler wobbles toward recovery at PROWLS

Yellow warbler

HEAD INJURY: Hatched in June, four months later this little buttery yellow warbler was ready for its fall migration.

The little bird flew hard into the window at the Salvation Army thrift store and knocked itself out.

Picked up by an employee and handed to walkers who took it to Dr. Barnes at Westview Veterinary Hospital, it was diagnosed with head trauma, then kept quiet and confined at Powell River Orphaned Wildlife Society.

This yellow warbler was eventually moved to a flight cage and finally, after five days, released at Saltery Bay.

Hopefully the bird found another flock heading for Mexico. Birds hitting windows with high impact are best rescued immediately, if possible, rather than waiting to see if they recover.

This recovery often means flying to supposed safety in the bush, where they pass out again and are then caught by a predator. Concussed birds are always welcome at PROWLS.