Back To The Wild

This lucky bird regained his freedom last week after being brought to our hospital in early August! This Northern Waterthrush had been caught by a cat before being brought to us. Luckily, it made a swift and full recovery! Fun Fact #1: Northern Waterthrushes' nesting habits are slightly different than other more well-recognized songbirds. While they make their homes out of similar materials, these birds tend to nest low to the ground as opposed to high up in trees. They place their nests in small hollows or cavities under fallen logs, or within roots of upturned trees. Fun Fact #2: The oldest recorded Northern Waterthrush was at least 8 years, 11 months old when it was recaptured and rereleased during banding operations in Michigan in 1987. Wow! Source:

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