On Wednesday, both of the scene shop inters, Sheri and Mik worked on the Oiled Wildlife Response Team. Sheri and I worked in the pool area, and Mik was part of the construction crew. As part our many duties, Sheri and I transported birds between drying pens and rehab pools. I loved watching Sheri do this, because while you could see that she was being very, very careful, there was always an tiny but awesome smile playing across her face. I don't either of us can believe that we are actually caring for wild animals.
Mik helps assemble three therapy pools, and worked on designing and building the support structure for another series of enclosed warm tanks. This is one of the pools that Mik and the construction crew put together.
The pools were an instant success with the birds. As soon as the little eared and horned grebes were placed in the pool, they started a healthy, happy frenzy of grooming and cleaning.
Everyone was completely charmed by this.
You know that expression, "Birds of a feather flock together?" It seems there is some truth in this. The Western Grebes hung out in one group.
And the Common Murres stayed together in another.