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Judy Eberspaecher

Oakville, Ontario, Canada


Young Cardinal, hatched late August. Never seemed quite right and even in October looked ‘different’. It didn’t seem to fly or feed right and the parents didn’t want it near them It hit the window in early Nov. and is now in our freezer for the ROM.



Young Northern Cardinal

Young Northern Cardinal,

2 replies on “Young Northern Cardinal”

A mature looking male cardinal has appeared in my busy feeder area of Northern Michigan. His feet seem to be deformed, preventing him from perching or walking properly. This evening he was huddled in the area closest to the house. There was no resistance when I picked him up, put him in a transport case. Being warm was a perk but hasn’t changed his feet. Advice? Thanks so much.

Heidi Faulkner, Project Assistant says:

Hello Pamela. Only veterinarians and licensed wildlife rehabilitators can legally treat wild birds. If you see a bird that appears to be compromised in some way, perhaps due to sickness or injury, do not try to care for the bird yourself. It is illegal for you to possess most wild birds unless you are under the direction of someone licensed for their care. Its best for this bird to be left alone and returned outside.

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