Every fall as waterfowl begin to migrate away from the wetlands they have frequented during the summer, members of the public notice those injured ones are left behind. As you can see from this video, they can be very difficult to rescue as they are still excellent swimmers. Thankfully we have a few willing kayakers who volunteer to take on these rescues. Kayaks are very maneuverable and with two or three of them we can often corral the goose, pelican, or duck that can’t fly. Unfortunately these birds generally cannot be repaired but it does stop them from freezing to death in the winter or other more unpleasant ends.