Injuredanim

WHAT TO DO IF YOU FIND AN INJURED WILD BIRD OR ANIMAL

LEAVE IT ALONE + LEAVE IT ALONE + LEAVE IT ALONE

Unless it’s a small bird, leave it alone. If it’s a small bird, please place it in a covered and padded box, or sturdy paper bag with air holes. Place it in warm, dark, quiet conditions and do not give this wild animal anything to eat or drink. Immediately contact your local, licensed wildlife rehabilitation center for directions.

If it’s a larger bird like a magpie, crow, heron, egret, hawk, owl or eagle leave it alone. Larger birds have strong, sharp beaks. Some have strong sharp talons. They can inflict serious injury and then you will be too busy getting help for the injured humans to have time for the injured bird. Contact your local, licensed wildlife rehabilitation center. They have a staff that’s trained to capture the injured bird without further harm.

If it’s a mammal, PLEASE, LEAVE IT ALONE. Mammals have sharp teeth, they may have sharp claws and they may carry rabies. Injured animals are afraid and even a harmless looking one can inflict a serious bite. Contact your local, licensed wildlife rehabilitation center. They have a staff that’s trained to capture the injured animal without further harm.

Oh, did we mention – PLEASE, LEAVE IT ALONE!

CONTACT THE WILDLIFE CENTER NEAREST YOU!

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IN SAN BENITO COUNTY:

NPWRC Logo Nan Pipestem Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
P.O. Box 2244
Hollister, CA 95024
831-628-3400

 

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FIRST ANNIVERSARY

Our little project while he’s back for Christmas and New Year. The kind of shoot we actually wanted to do as part of the pre-wedding shoot but didn’t go through with for some reasons. Simple enough to go through on our own. Had fun.

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Nightheron

Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)

 

Small, stocky, short-billed, short-necked, and short-legged when compared to other herons, egrets and bitterns. Most active at night, roosts during the day. Occupies various wetland habitats including marshes, wooded swamps and forests along rivers and streams. The adult has a black cap and back, pale gray wings, whitish underparts and a red eye. Juveniles are gray-brown with spots and streaks.

This Black-crowned Night-Heron had a broken wing that was starting to mend incorrectly. After surgery and rehabilitation, it was released on private property where there is a stream that has plenty of fish and frogs for it to eat.

 

 

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Buying Guide: Best Cqb Optic

Investing in a good CQB scope can be a challenging task for you. You can find a lot of types of scopes that are available on the market. If you want to find the best CQB optic, you have to look at all available products by comparing their features, reviews, and also benefits for all users. You can pick up the best device that can match your needs and preferences. Here are some popular CQB optic scopes that are available on the market today.

#1 UTG ITA Red/Green CQB Dot

This CQB optic is very famous among many users because of its smart adapter. This part of this CQB can be mounted and detached easily. It is very convenient for you to start using this scope. When you use this device, you can also add additional space, so you can use any other accessories on your rifle. It comes with both red and green options for the reticle. This optic is suitable for your daily shooting adventures. Its dot is bright and clear, especially when you use this scope in a dark environment.

#2 Aimpoint PRO Red Dot Scope

If you are looking for the best CQB optic scope, you can take a look at this unit. It has a 1x magnification, so it can offer fast action tactical view for all tactical shooters, law enforcement, and any other shooters. When you use this device, you can customize it into 6 different levels of dot brightness. This device is going to use a single 3V lithium battery. This battery can last for up to 30,000 hours.

#3 Holosun Paralow Red Dot Sight HS503G

It can be considered as the ultimate game-changer. It features an ACSS reticle that is going to utilize a large chevron inside this device. This system allows you to pick up any target easily, especially for the close quarters shooting. It is commonly used for close-range shooting. Its clear, sharp, bright, and tight reticle can make you feel comfortable when using this optic.

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Scrubjay

Scrub Jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens)

Lives in a variety of brushy areas including chaparral, open woodlands and residential areas. There is some geographical variation in color patterns. The upperparts including wings and tail are blue, the back is grey or brownish depending on the area, and the underparts are grayish white with a blue incomplete necklace.
Photo taken 6/8/02.


Birds mature quickly. Look at the difference two weeks makes in this Scrub Jay. It was moved to an outdoor habitat where it learned how to fly and then the Scrub Jay was released.

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Best Betta Fish Tank: Fluval Flex 9 Gallon Vs. Marineland Portrait 5 Gallon

Finding the best betta fish tank can be a difficult task to do. You have to invest lots of effort, doing research about what is betta fish requirement. If you are a beginner and do not have any experience before, it is better to get started with the fish tank kit.

Fluval Flex 9 gallon vs Marineland Portrait 5 gallon are two of those kits that easy, convenient, and come with almost all you need to keeping betta fish.

#1 Designed

The similar feature of Fluval Flax and Marineland is that they are rounded front and the curved corners which giving them a unique and elegant look.

This also allows you to look at the fish from different angles and make the cleaning on the glass walls is easier.

Marineland portrait 5 gallon is vertical; therefore it is quite difficult for you when cleaning since you will have to submerge your aim into the water when cleaning or changing water inside the tank.

However, the portrait shape also allows you to place your aquarium in the placement that the normal standard aquarium wouldn’t fit.

A Fluval Flex 9 gallon is a square shape that means you can put it at the place that the rectangle tanks couldn’t place.

#2 Size

Both tanks are considered the best aquarium starter kits with many suitable elements, including dimensions.

5 gallons tank size is compact, this size allows you to place your aquarium in the small space such as a desk. Besides, 5 gallon is the minimum tank size that you should provide for your betta fish, that means you should not keep them in the under 5 gallons sized tank.

However, once you add substrate, decoration, and plant and into the tank, they are also taking the living space of your fish.

In this case, Fluval Flex 9 gallons tank seems to be the better option for your betta fish. 9 gallons will provide enough space for the fish to swim around and also keeping the water conditions stay stable. It won’t require as much effort of maintenance as a smaller gallon tank.

#3 The lights

The advantage of lighting systems in Marineland Portrait 5 gallons is that it reproduces the light that betta has in their natural environment. These LED lights have a white and blue color.

The white mimic natural sunlight on the water and the blue light mimics the beams of the moon on water at night. However, the drawback is that the amount of light that it emits is not enough for grow plants.

The light of Fluval Flex 9 gallons gives you lots of benefits. It allows you to adjust the light brighter or dimmer easily, which you cannot do with the light of Marineland Portrait.

It is also can change the colors from a variety of different colors. The only drawback is that sometimes it seems to be too bright for your fish.

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Cottontail

Desert Cottontail (Sylvilagus audubonii)

Buff-brown above white below. Slightly larger, with longer hind legs and longer tail than a Brush Rabbit. It eats grasses, mesquite, other green plants, bark, twigs and cactus. It’s range is up to 15 acres for males and 9 acres for females. It can climb sloping trees. It does not usually rest in “forms” (shallow depressions in the ground), but, it sometimes rests in burrows of other animals when the vegetation is sparse.

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FAQs about the best camera clip

Even you are go out for new experience in the wild, camping with your friends or simply exploring city streets, the best camera clip probably would be one of the best purchases you buy to the trip.

There are obvious the quick moments in the trip that you will want to capture a picture. And the camera clip will help you to do that. This is the perfect tool for any photographer to ensure you never miss another shot. If you’d never heard about it before, this post is what you need to know about camera clips to help you decide whether you need one.

#1 What a camera clip use for?

Instead of carry a shoulder bag, a backpack, a wrist strap, or bulky camera bag, you can use camera clip as an alternative way for holding your camera. This is because none of these options above offer a rapid solution for taking the photo like camera clip.

Shoulder strap method is quick but carry camera around for a long time will make you feel tired. A camera clip can help you to take a photo that may only took place in a moment while ensure you are comfortable to carry it.

#2 Where can I attach camera clip?

The clip will hold your camera not limited to backpack traps but also on any strap or belt around your body or bag. This means you can attach it to your day pack, hiking backpack, or even the shoulder bag you like to carry outside but not designed to accommodate a camera. Choosing where you feel most comfort to mount it. The position to attract camera clip can also depends on the activity you plant to do this day. The clip holds your camera secure in place and easy to access while doing any type of activity.

There is only one thing you have to pay attention is the width and thickness limitation of the strap. Normally, the camera clip packaging states how wide is the strap it can works with. It is often no more than 3 inches wide.

#3 Who is this for?

The camera clip is suitable for photographer or any people who carry their camera all day and want always have camera ready to capture a shot. By the time you stop to pull the camera out of your bag, you may miss the wonderful moments.

It is not only work with camera, it is also great to attach gopro as well. It is perfect for both amateurs and professionals if you like to be ready to take a photo at a moment.

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Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

Northern Hemisphere’s most abundant duck. Mallards are one of the marsh or dabbling ducks. They feed by dabbling the surface or by upending. Sometimes they feed on land.


Seven ducks showed up as small ducklings waddling up a driveway with no adult duck and no water in the vacinity. They were raised at the NPWRC center. Photo taken 8/6/00.


A full sized lake at last! The seven ducks were released at a private lake with plenty of vegetation for the them to eat. The ducks never had enough room to fly while at the center, but as a final good-bye, one of the ducks flew around the lake and landed beautifully on the water, just as though flying had always been part of its daily routine.

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Tabletop wire slicers vs Handheld wire slicers: Which is better?

The best wire cheese slicer will help you keep the freshness of the cheese and the delicious taste as they could. They also might help you save the time and energy that you would otherwise spend on using non-suitable products.

There are two major types of wire cheese slicers are tabletop slicers with a wire and attached board base and Handheld slicers, which constructed from roller and wire cutting. Choosing what type of wire cheese slicer to suit your needs depends, of course, on what your needs are.

#1 Handheld wire slicers

The most popular one is the handheld slicers. Handled wire slicers have a portable advantage over their other tabletop. Due to the portability of these handheld slicers, they are the most demanded on the market. The stainless steel wire makes it easy for you to cut the cheese in the size and thickness as you want.

One more advantage of the handheld units is that they are compact in sizes, that means very easy to store. If you prefer to keep your cooktop always clear and neat, then the handheld is what you should consider.

The frequency that you use the cheese slicers also determine what type you should get. Handheld wire slicers are more suitable for slice a small amount of cheese if you want to add cheeses as topping on your food.

#2 Tabletop wire slicers

There are also many people prefer to buy tabletop versions because it’s believed that they have more durability than handheld slicers. This type of slicer cuts through both soft and hard kinds of cheese while being thickness-adjustable.

The biggest advantage of tabletop wire slicers is that they handle a lot of cheese than a handheld one. And, this is because they have a more accommodating base.

More so, using a tabletop wire cheese slicer makes your cheese look very appealing and presentable as it features a cutting board that may be used as a serving platter. There are some materials of cutting board that you can choose such as wooden slicing board, marble, and stainless steel board

#3 Replacement Wires

There is the problem with wire slicers is that you have to replace them when they break. Some models will come with at least one spare cheese wire, but some are not and you will have to purchase on the separate one.

There are some types of wire for cheese slicer that you should know are: wire with knots at the ends, wire with balls at the ends, wire with ellipse loops at the ends, wire with round loops at the ends, wire with rings in loops at the ends, wire with rivets at the ends.

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