File puptcrit/puptcrit.0503, message 101

Subject: RE: [Puptcrit] Help for a friend
Date: Sat, 19 Mar 2005 08:05:19 -0500 (EST)

Hi Peter,

go here:

and contact Diane.  When I was there about a year ago I seem to remember them having an abundance of Bird puppet heads from their Hazelle stuff that they use in workshops and things.

Tell Diane I say hi and good luck!

-z. (lindsey)

 --- On Sat 03/19, Peter Schaefer < > wrote:
From: Peter Schaefer [mailto:]
Date: Sat, 19 Mar 2005 06:46:52 -0500
Subject: [Puptcrit] Help for a friend

Crit'ers,<br><br>	A very old friend of mine works in the San Francisco International <br>Bird Rescue Center and is looking for help.  What she is looking for is <br>puppet bird heads to feed the orphan birds recovered form oil spills <br>and other problems.  Ducks, egrets, herons are just some of the birds <br>they treat.<br>	She recently had the idea to replace the 'sock' which they were <br>feeding the birds with to something more convincing.  If anyone is <br>interested in taking on this project, lending advice, or can think of <br>something that would work please let me know and I will forward along <br>the information.<br>	I do not know if there is any $ involved (there may be for the right <br>solution), but it seems to me that if you are a grant writer this may <br>fit into many niches.<br><br>Thanks for all the brain power.<br><br>Peter Schaefer<br>Tanglewood Marionettes<br><br>Part of the e-mail sent to me.<br>> I'm now working as a wildlife rehabilitation supervisor
  at the <br>> International Bird Rescue Research Center and I totally love it. We <br>> specialize in aquatic bird rehabilitation and oil spill response, and <br>> every year we raise over 1,000 orphaned ducklings and over 500 baby <br>> egrets and herons between March-September. We just got our first <br>> ducklings of the season yesterday, which is terrifying - crazy season <br>> is starting early this year.<br>><br>> Which is why I'm emailing you out of the blue. The baby herons and <br>> egrets are particulary susceptible to imprinting on humans, and many <br>> need to be hand-fed when they first come in. We get mostly Snowy <br>> Egrets and Black-crowned Night Herons, and a few Cattle Egrets, Great <br>> Egrets and Green Herons. In the past we've just used a sock over the <br>> hand with a pair of hemostats sticking out of a hole in the sock <br>> to pick up and hold the food (usually fish, mealworms or dead <br>> mice). Not too convincing, I'm sure. The ol sock head do
 esn't really <br>> look much like their parents (although we try to coordinate color). <br>> This year, we want to improve on that by making puppets! I thought I'd <br>> check with you for ideas since you're an expert and all. Since their <br>> food is pretty gross and messy, and to prevent disease transmission, <br>> we have to be able to wash the whole thing.<br>_______________________________________________<br>List address:<br>Admin interface:<br>Archives:<br>

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