This little guy just came in. This is a Dovekie that was found by a merchant marine who was manning a tug boat. Dovekies are the smallest member of the Alcid family in the North Atlanctic. The tug was pulling a vessel through Boston Harbor from Philadelphia. He and his crew found this Dovekie on the boat, unable to fly. In initial triage there does not appear to be an injury. Dr. Rob suspects an illness of some kind. First, we will leave the Dovekie alone for a while. Many wild animals can die from stress when vets or rehabbers try too aggressively to provide immediate help. Fast and aggressive treatment can be as damaging as not helping at all. It’s a delicate balance. This guy will receive fluids, nutritional support and cage rest as we work to find out what is wrong with him. He eats small crustaceans and fish. We will keep you updated.