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July 27, 2011

Good-bye, Princess Oscar!

While I was in Ontario, I got a call from the animal rehabber …. Princess Oscar, aka Oscarinie had healed enough to be ready for release.

She asked me if I could release her on Tuesday along with another black bird.

I am going to admit it …. I was sad to let go of the hope that she might come back to us even though I was also happy that she would get a chance to enjoy a normal bird’s life flying, building nests, and laying eggs.

Tuesday at noon, I picked the birds up and brought them to a nearby wetland for release.

The black bird took off the instant that his box was opened.  He didn’t look back.

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  1. You’re awesome Kris. An animal lover after my own heart <3
    We rehabbed and released a mocking bird when I was a kid. We fed it with tweezers and a medicine dropper. He(?)lived in a fish tank in our living room for about a month. After we released him, he stayed around the house/fence line, for almost a year. It was so very cool. :)
    Can't wait to hear of your future rehabs!

    Comment by sylvia — July 29, 2011 @ 11:17 am
  2. Awww Kris, this post put a BIG lump in my throat!

    Comment by Path201X — July 29, 2011 @ 1:46 pm

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