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Double-crested Cormorant rescued

 

Elms staff member Denise Shrum and her visiting class of 3rd graders found an injured cormorant 11/7/12. Denise was able to capture the poor bird and later that afternoon it was brought to a wildlife rehabilitator, Ron Wexler, who examined it and was able to remove a fishing hook found stuck in its shoulder. He also removed some heavy fishing line wrapped around a wing. Injuries like this interfere with a bird’s ability to get food and fly. And will often lead to its death.

Thank you to Mr. Wexler founder of Orphaned Wildlife Rescue Center in Lusby Maryland. If you would like to learn more about this 100% volunteer organization, volunteer, or donate, visit http://www.orphaned-wildlife-rescue-center.com. You can also contact “Doc” Wexler at 410-326-0937.

Denise is holding the recently rehabilitated double-crested cormorant. She is showing a group of excited 3rd graders the cormorant just prior to releasing it back into the Chesapeake Bay -11/08/12.

Check out the shape of its bill!

Look at how beautiful its eye is!

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  2. Common Buckeye Caterpillar
  3. Luna Moth Caterpillar: Actias luna
  4. railroad worm
  5. Garden Hose or Rat Snake?
  6. Common Snapping Turtle
  7. Leopard Gecko: Eublepharis macularius
  8. American Mink specimen
  9. Small American Bullfrog: Feb. 2012
  10. Rock Doves: April 2010
  11. Unknown Caterpillar -Cutworm Maybe: October 2011
  12. Baby Northern Water Snake April 2011
  13. Southern Leopard Frog: Oct. 2011
  14. Bull Frog: May 2011
  15. Green Tree Frog:Oct. 2011
  16. Fowlers Toad: Aug. 2011
  17. Northern Cricket Frog May 2011
  18. Eastern Mud Turtle June 2011
  19. Eastern Box Turtle May 2011
  20. The Chinese mantis September 2011
  21. The Old Man of the Woods September 2011
  22. Autumn Olive
  23. English Ivy November 2011
  24. The Periwinkle Plant (Vinca major) October 2011
  25. Eastern Ribbon Snake September 2011
  26. Diamondback Terrapin October 2011
  27. Wheel Bug (Arilus cristatus) October 2011
  28. Marbled Salamander: October 2011
  29. Rough Green Snake October 2011
  30. Atlantic Needlefish: September 2011
  31. The Eastern Box Turtle: June 2011
  32. Luna Moth Male vs. Female: May 2011
  33. Luna Moth: May 2011
  34. Green Stink Bug: May 2011
  35. Leaf Beetle Larvae: May 2011
  36. Worm Snake: May 2011
  37. Painted Turtle: May 2011
  38. Fiddler Crab: May 2011
  39. Arrow Arum: May 2011
  40. Eastern Tent Caterpillar: May 2011
  41. Shark Tooth Fossil: May 2011
  42. Northern water Snake: May 2011
  43. Female Cardinal: April 2011
  44. Ruby-Crowned Kinglet: April 2011
  45. 5-Lined Skink: April 2011
  46. Yellow Spotted Salamander Eggs: March 2011
  47. Loblolly Pine: Mach 2011
  48. Buck Moth: Feb 2011
  49. Spotted Salamander: Feb 2011
  50. Green Tree Frog: Feb 2011
  51. Male Blue Crab: Feb 2011
  52. Naked Goby: October 2010
  53. White Perch: October 2010
  54. Blood (polychaete) Worm: October 2010
  55. Bay Anchovy: October 2010
  56. Atlantic Silverside: October 2010
  57. Skilletfish: October 2010
  58. Spot: October 2010
  59. Black Drum: October 2010
  60. Blennies: September 2010
  61. Hogchoker: September 2010
  62. Mud Crab: September 2010
  63. Oyster Flatworm: September 2010
  64. Tiger Swallowtail: June 2010
  65. Diamondback Terrapin Eggs: June 2010
  66. American Toad Toadlet: May 2010
  67. Green Frog: May 2010
  68. Canada Geese: May 2010
  69. Land Snail: May 2010
  70. Red Admiral: May 2010
  71. Periwinkle Snail: May 2010
  72. Ladybug: May 2010
  73. Watersnake: May 2010
  74. Pipefish: April 2010
  75. Amphipod: April 2010
  76. Fowlers Toad: April 2010
  77. Racoon: April 2010
  78. Spring Peeper: April 2010
  79. Click Beetle: April 2010
  80. Six Spotted Tiger Beetle: April 2010
  81. Spotted Turtle: April 2010
  82. Eastern Mud Turtle: April 2010

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