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Fundraising goal for fall/winter 2016
$6,000.00 Please consider donating to ensure it's success!
A Message from Jayne Neville - The President
I have so much to be grateful for, thanks to you, as 2016 comes to an end! The new flight cage is completed and is currently housing two male cardinals and one male house finch conditioning for release. The sanctuary is caught up on outstanding debt and was able to admit many birds for rehabilitation during the busy summer season.
Some of the birds admitted included a Brown Thrasher, multiple hit by car American Robins and Northern Flickers, two window strike juvenile Rose-breasted Grosbeaks that stole my heart, a poisoned Song Sparrow that amazingly fully recovered, orphaned Killdeer, adult and immature Cedar Waxwings, Tree Swallows, and an Eastern Wood Pewee, and last but not least the youngest Pileated Woodpecker ever to be admitted. It was another male bird that captured everyone’s heart once again and it was a collaborative effort to keep him fed during captivity (think non-stop eating machine) and post release support feedings! A giant thank you to my husband, and volunteers Melissa Baston, Katie Bateson and Lisa Murray! Another successful orphaned pileated woodpecker raised and released!
Chimney swifts successfully fledged five young from my homes chimney after a bumpy start requiring my assistance and the Barn swallows finally built a nest in the pavilion only to be usurped by the aggressive non-native house sparrow. It was incredibly disappointing!
Once again the holiday season is upon us and I ask during this season of giving to consider a donation to the sanctuary. The sanctuary only fundraises twice a year spring/summer and fall/winter to continue operating at full capacity. The sanctuary support is not only for the birds!This community service also gives a great amount of relief to thefrantic rescuers in the community and beyond when they drop off the bird knowing I will do everything I can to assist it.
Fall migration brought in a beautiful Black-throated Blue Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler, young male Baltimore Oriole and a badly injured Ruby-throated Hummingbird. All of them have missed their migration window in New England and will be spending the winter and hopefully will fully recover from their injuries to be released. We also used the fall weather to add to the habitat and planted two native flowering dogwoods (cornus florida “rubra”) and a native yellow twig dogwood (cornus stolonifera “flaviramea”).
As always I could not continue without your generous support! Some of you have already given donations this month before I could even send this out! Thank you! You truly touched my heart with your thoughtfulness and generosity!
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