The day in Bird World just got better. The Cape Wildlife Center in Barnstable, MA have released Arnold so he can rejoin his mate Amelia.
You may recall that Arnold, a Canada Goose, suffered an injury to his foot. It was probably caused by a Snapping Turtle. The wound was cleaned and Arnold had an operation to repair the damage. He had to stay in rehab. Amelia came up and waited for Arnold by the porch every day. Eventually the couple could share a meal. Then when Arnold was well enough, Amelia could join him in the outside play pen. Well, today, Arnold got the green light and was released into the loving care of his long term mate, Amelia.
Three cheers for the Cape Wildlife Centre!
To see their full story Tune in to On The Road With Steve Hartman tomorrow on CBS Evening News at 6:30!
Thank you to the staff of the Cape Wildlife Centre for their great care of Arnold. It is heart – warming! And thank you for sharing the images of their reuniting with all of us on the Cape Wildlife Centre FB Page.
I went to the UK as a Commonwealth Scholar in 1990 and received my PhD from the University of Leicester in 1993. After three decades of university teaching, I retired to devote my time to the study of raptor behaviour. I am particularly interested in Ospreys and am working on a long term project on third hatch survival and siblicide in these raptors. My blog is a result of a fascination with my local wildlife and the desire to encourage others to love and care for birds! I live on the Canadian Prairies and prior to the pandemic travelled a lot. I am questioning the use of aviation fuel at the moment as we all strive to help our planet. My early research was in politics and art including British public statues exported to Southeast Asia and Vietnam Resistors that contributed much to Canadian ceramics. Books and articles were published on those subjects over a period of 3 decades. Now I am working on books for children so they can learn about the challenges our raptors face.
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Oh Mary Ann Steggles thank you so very much for this great news! I’m so happy to hear this! Love Arnold and Amelia. Thanks to the Cape Wildlife Center for helping Arnold!
It is just one of those warm fuzzy stories that we all need. So grateful to the insights and care by the Cape Wildlife Centre.