I love spring-time. It's that wonderful time of the year when we release many of the animals that came to us during the winter. Also many animals that had arrived the previous late summer through fall have a much better chance venturing out into the wild in milder weather of spring than facing their first challenges of survival in winter. These winter over at Red Creek waiting for "their time," that time in their lives when they can be what they were born to be -- wild and free.
The beautiful weather of the past week allowed for some awesome releases of animals that became part of our winter routine of care. They will be fondly remembered and missed, but this moment for them is the goal for us -- to give them a second chance.
First were 2 male Blue Jays. One was raised late last summer at Red Creek and the second came during the fall with a broken wing. They were housed together throughout the winter, and wonderful opportunity for both birds. The younger helped the adult to remain calm in a foreign situation as he learned proper Jay etiquette from the older bird. We released them together here at Red Creek. Both remained for the next few days then parted and left.
Sometimes they just don't want to go.......
Sometimes they just don't want to go (2).......