In wake of oil spill, bird rescuers work against clock, the odds:
“…A group of net-wielding bird rescuers in white Tyvek coveralls converged on the scoters from two sides. As the lead netter yelled, “Go, go, go, go, go!” they charged. The ducks, unaware that they were being rescued, fled for the water. Three got away; three were netted and transferred to towel-lined cardboard pet carriers. Then someone asked if we could take the scoters to the International Bird Rescue Research Center in Cordelia in Solano County for cleaning. Sure!…”
– Excerpt from San Francisco Chronicle’s “Diary of a Dirty Job” column by avid birders and extraordinary volunteers Joe Eaton and Ron Sullivan.