May 21, 2015

Darted pigeon

WES volunteer responders, Johnie Kindle and Patricia Denn set to capture the injured bird.

On May 1st, WES was alerted of a pigeon with a dart in its neck at Lake Merritt in Oakland. A WES volunteer responded to attempt to capture the injured bird, but it was very wary and flew off, and we stopped receiving reports about it.

Then, on May 21st, we received another report about a pigeon at Lake Merritt - this one had two darts sticking out of its body. It looks to be the same bird.

This morning, WES volunteer responders met at the park. They were able to draw the bird close enough to net it. Check out the amazing video (A huge THANK YOU to Walter for filming!).

Another volunteer, Nancy Powell, transported the bird to WildCare for treatment.

A huge THANK YOU! to everyone who helped rescue this poor bird!