June 24-02

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2002: June: June 24-02
Bird Rescue    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Taka Aoki
what do they have in mind?    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Taka Aoki

Charlie at Pasty Central on Monday, June 24, 2002 - 06:02 pm:

Taka was fishing with a friend, under the Lift Bridge, when they found this baby bird swimming (actually, more like crawling) on the surface of the water toward them. Taka called Copper Country Veterinarian Clinic for advice, and they referred Bill Alwin, a Houghton teacher known in some circles as the "bird man".

Is it my imagination, or sitting in the pan, does it appear to be smiling?

By Lyn R. on Monday, June 24, 2002 - 07:07 pm:

Yes, sure looks as though he is smiling. The baby seems to be in good hands now.

By Judy, Mi on Monday, June 24, 2002 - 08:36 pm:

I think he looks nervous! Chicken soup maybe?

By me on Monday, June 24, 2002 - 09:42 pm:

what kinda bird is that?

By Ken from da UP on Monday, June 24, 2002 - 10:55 pm:

Who was it said, "A bird in the hand is better than two in the bush?" But, yeah, what kinda bird is it? A hawk?

By Paul in Illinois on Monday, June 24, 2002 - 11:28 pm:

Looks like a plain ole pidgeon who got real lucky.
Keep up the good work. How does the quote go "As you do unto the least of mine, so you do unto me."?

By Renee in IL on Tuesday, June 25, 2002 - 12:39 am:

Yes, it is a pigeon. I used to raise them so I can spot a baby one right away. :-) Lucky lil bird! Glad it is in good hands now!!
Best wishes,
Renee in IL

By 5 Wings Fans on Tuesday, June 25, 2002 - 08:12 am:

Mr. Alwin is a great guy! We brought him a pigeon ourselves a couple of winters ago, and we got to know him a lot better this last year, as our son's Assistant Principal at Houghton-Portage elementary. That bird is in wonderful hands.....literally!

By HatePigeons on Tuesday, June 25, 2002 - 08:46 pm:

Rat with feathers and wings....that's all pigeons are ...But, the bird man does have a heart...

By Mary Alwin, Indiana on Wednesday, June 26, 2002 - 07:03 pm:

Way to go, Dad! It's amazing how many birds he's raised on canned dog food (I'm serious - they love it!) and released back into the wild.
You're the best . . .

By Sharon, Ca on Thursday, June 27, 2002 - 09:40 pm:

Many years ago I raised a baby crow. It totally loved canned dog food and seemed to do quite well on it.

By Edwin, MI on Friday, June 28, 2002 - 04:55 pm:

I like my pigeon with a little butter in the pan though.

By Connie Pizzitola - Colorado on Saturday, June 29, 2002 - 10:52 am:

Yes, Like 5 Wings Fan said: Mr. Alwin. He's Mr. Alwin to me. He was our school teacher and at 40 years old, I can't call him anything else! He's Mr. Alwin. Thanks for giving us departed yoopers a rare look at the guy! My memories are of a great teacher and friend to everyone, man or beast! Looks like he still lives up by the bluff too!

By Paul Fox, Howell, Michigan on Monday, July 1, 2002 - 09:55 pm:

The guy holding this bird was my fifth grade teacher back in.....1979 or 1980?? Mr. Alwin. Best teacher I ever had.

By Katie Weathers, Muskegon, Michigan on Sunday, July 7, 2002 - 07:17 pm:

That's my Uncle Bill. And this is it!

By Mary Beth Fielder, California on Friday, March 26, 2004 - 03:01 pm:

I saved a pidgeon from the jaws of one of my cats. He looks okay except one of his wings doesn't function properly and he can't fly. I've had him in my shed with water and bread and milk for three days. What should I do with him? If I release him the cats will surely kill him. Any idea of alternatives?

Thanks for any advice you can give me.

Mary Beth Fielder

By Frank, St. Charles IL on Tuesday, March 30, 2004 - 01:03 pm:

Mary Beth, go to http://members.aol.com/duiven/recovery/recovery.htm for information on helping injured pigeons, and http://www.tc.umn.edu/~devo0028/contactA.htm#ca to find a local wildlife rehabilitator.

By Ken and Mimi from da UP on Friday, June 24, 2005 - 11:41 pm:

To put 'im in a pot, wouldn't you pluck the feathers off first? ;>)

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