The video clips below chronicle the progress of an orphaned bird that I had taken under my wing (pun intended) on the night of 5/24/11.
That Tuesday evening after a gig at Nob Hill Ballroom in Decorah, Iowa, I had scooped up a very soaked and shivering W.B. (wet bird) from a puddle and took him home in a small, cardboard box that I'd had in my van.
As soon as I walked in the door, I made a beeline for the computer and checked online as to what one might feed an orphaned bird. "Dry cat food soaked in water and administered by tweezers" was a common suggestion. So, that's what I started W.B. on right away.
After drying out and getting some food, W.B. seemed in much better spirits after his first day of "rehab." When he was not eating (which was every hour on the hour) he would nap, preen and stretch his wings. He even began making some bird sounds - chirps and squawks.
I had no idea as to how long this "rehab" process would take, but I decided to start a video log of W.B.'s progress. Below are the nine resulting clips. I hope you'll enjoy getting to know W.B. through these videos.