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Goodbye, sweet bird

The Mississippi Kite would not eat. He was injured but reasonably calm, a probable car hit. He had been brought in to the Raptor Conservancy of Virginia in order to be rehabilitated. Not native to northern Virginia, Mississippi Kites are … Continue reading

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Birds: Blood, Sweat, and Tears (Part 2)

I was afraid this would happen. When I first heard that there was a snowy owl hanging out in downtown D.C., my first thought was, “It’ll probably get hit by a car.” Unfortunately, it did: it got hit by a … Continue reading

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Birds: Blood, Sweat, and Tears (Part 1)

The Raptor Conservancy of Virginia is a small, non-profit, volunteer-only organization that takes in and rehabilitates wild raptors (hawks, owls, eagles, etc.) with the goal of eventually releasing them back into the wild. I have been volunteering with them for … Continue reading

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