Wednesday, June 17, 2015
I drove down to Thermopolis to meet the Boysen State Park person, the bird was found at one of the campgrounds. They'd had a very severe hail storm, probably what caused the wing wound. No broken bones but the other problem was much worse. She had a prolapsed rectum. Dr. Blessing did a heroic job putting it back in place but unfortunately just as he was finishing she stopped breathing and her heart quit.
These birds used to be common but I don't see them much anymore. I mourn the loss of this beautiful little female.