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Rehabilitating New York's injured birds

Kate Faehling, an animal care manager, gestures as a rescued swan goes for a swim at the Wild Bird Fund, a non-profit animal medical group, for sick, injured or orphaned wildlife in New York City, June 14, 2017. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Kate Faehling, an animal care manager, gestures as a rescued swan goes for a swim at the Wild Bird Fund, a non-profit animal medical group, for sick, injured or orphaned wildlife in New York City, June 14, 2017. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Kate Faehling, an animal care manager, gestures as a rescued swan goes for a swim at the Wild Bird Fund, a non-profit animal medical group, for sick, injured or orphaned wildlife in New York City, June 14, 2017. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Rescued baby birds are fed at the Wild Bird Fund. Housed on the ground floor of a building on Manhattan's Upper West Side, not far from Central Park, the Fund has been treating sick and injured birds since 2005.  REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Rescued baby birds are fed at the Wild Bird Fund. Housed on the ground floor of a building on Manhattan's Upper West Side, not far from Central Park, the Fund has been treating sick and injured birds since 2005. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Rescued baby birds are fed at the Wild Bird Fund. Housed on the ground floor of a building on Manhattan's Upper West Side, not far from Central Park, the Fund has been treating sick and injured birds since 2005. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Eugene Oda, a wildlife rehabilitator and veterinary technician, examines a bird. Inside the small medical facility, a team of staff and volunteers tends to hundreds of birds every day, providing food, medicine, care and cleaning. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Eugene Oda, a wildlife rehabilitator and veterinary technician, examines a bird. Inside the small medical facility, a team of staff and volunteers tends to hundreds of birds every day, providing food, medicine, care and cleaning. REUTERS/Shannon...more

Eugene Oda, a wildlife rehabilitator and veterinary technician, examines a bird. Inside the small medical facility, a team of staff and volunteers tends to hundreds of birds every day, providing food, medicine, care and cleaning. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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An injured pigeon walks with a cast on its wing. It is the only facility of its kind in New York City and the Humane Society, ASPCA and other animal rescue organizations bring birds to the Fund for treatment.   REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

An injured pigeon walks with a cast on its wing. It is the only facility of its kind in New York City and the Humane Society, ASPCA and other animal rescue organizations bring birds to the Fund for treatment. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

An injured pigeon walks with a cast on its wing. It is the only facility of its kind in New York City and the Humane Society, ASPCA and other animal rescue organizations bring birds to the Fund for treatment. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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A rescued bird is examined. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A rescued bird is examined. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A rescued bird is examined. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Nita Renfrew gives reiki treatment to an injured bird. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Nita Renfrew gives reiki treatment to an injured bird. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Nita Renfrew gives reiki treatment to an injured bird. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Birds are seen inside a fly room. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Birds are seen inside a fly room. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Birds are seen inside a fly room. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Eugene Oda, a wildlife rehabilitator and veterinary technician, examines a bird. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Eugene Oda, a wildlife rehabilitator and veterinary technician, examines a bird. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Eugene Oda, a wildlife rehabilitator and veterinary technician, examines a bird. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Bird rehabilitators treat wildlife at the Wild Bird Fund. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Bird rehabilitators treat wildlife at the Wild Bird Fund. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Bird rehabilitators treat wildlife at the Wild Bird Fund. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Bird rehabilitators treat birds at the Wild Bird Fund. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Bird rehabilitators treat birds at the Wild Bird Fund. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Bird rehabilitators treat birds at the Wild Bird Fund. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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The incubation room for rescued animals is seen at the Wild Bird Fund. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

The incubation room for rescued animals is seen at the Wild Bird Fund. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

The incubation room for rescued animals is seen at the Wild Bird Fund. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Baby falcons (American kestrel) are seen inside a cage at the Wild Bird Fund. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Baby falcons (American kestrel) are seen inside a cage at the Wild Bird Fund. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Baby falcons (American kestrel) are seen inside a cage at the Wild Bird Fund. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Feeder worms are seen at the Wild Bird Fund. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Feeder worms are seen at the Wild Bird Fund. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Feeder worms are seen at the Wild Bird Fund. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Olivia Snarski fills out a form for an inured bird brought to the Wild Bird Fund. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Olivia Snarski fills out a form for an inured bird brought to the Wild Bird Fund. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Olivia Snarski fills out a form for an inured bird brought to the Wild Bird Fund. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Al Salame, a volunteer bird releaser with the Wild Bird Fund, kisses a bird before releasing it to Stuyvesant Town. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Al Salame, a volunteer bird releaser with the Wild Bird Fund, kisses a bird before releasing it to Stuyvesant Town. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Al Salame, a volunteer bird releaser with the Wild Bird Fund, kisses a bird before releasing it to Stuyvesant Town. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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A bird sits in a tree after being released by Al Salame, a volunteer bird releaser with the Wild Bird Fund. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A bird sits in a tree after being released by Al Salame, a volunteer bird releaser with the Wild Bird Fund. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A bird sits in a tree after being released by Al Salame, a volunteer bird releaser with the Wild Bird Fund. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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