Ring-billed Gull #21-3775 Release

After monitoring the gull’s condition for several days, the Center's veterinary team concluded that the minor injuries the patient had sustained were healing appropriately. The hemorrhage from the gull’s left nostril had resolved, and the abrasion on the webbing of the right foot showed no signs of infection or inflammation.  The staff also carefully assessed the gull's flight and determined that it was able to fly and navigate its enclosure without issues.  Since no other abnormalities were observed by vet staff, the patient was cleared for release after a week in care.  The original rescuer was able to transport the gull from the Wildlife Center back to the Lake Shenandoah area so the bird could be released back into its native habitat before the new year.