Brown pelican missing a wing.
Look closely at the legs and feet of this sandhill crane. His left foot is wrapped up and his right leg is a prostetic leg.
This one has a prosthetic left leg.
This one is waiting to get his new leg.
This great blue heron is missing his entire right wing. But still eating well.
I’m not sure what’s wrong with this laughing gull but he looks rough.
When hubby and I visited Mote Marine laboratory in Sarasota, we made a quick walk through of the Save Our Seabirds sanctuary next door. They treat injured birds. They release the ones that can live in the wild and keep the ones that are permanently injured. They have nice big aviaries for the residents. They are known for giving the sandhill cranes prosthetic legs. So many of the cranes are hit by cars and lose legs. Most of these injuries are made by man so the least we “men” can do is help them out. Save Our Seabirds do a great job. If you’re ever near Sarasota, stop by for a visit.