The spill is 5 days old and the wash rooms have been humming at the San Francisco Bay Oiled Wildlife Care and Education Center in Cordelia.
Everywhere you look it’s white: Staff and volunteers wear Tyvek suits to protect them from the gooey substance that turns beautiful bird feathers into a sticky, matte black.
Pet carrier boxes fill the intake area as birds are lined up for care. It’s triage for the avian species.
It’ the best of humankind’s care trying to make it right for birds caught up in a spill that threatens their lives across the San Francisco Bay.
It’s trying to make things right when humankind gets it wrong.