Scout, our injured baby mockingbird foundling, had her/his (who knows?) blue painter's tape splint removed today. She's using the leg fairly well, although it does stick out at a bit of an angle, at least it's not at 90 degrees like it was. She's even using the foot & leg to scratch her head and is flexing the toes a bit, something she was not doing days ago.
She also likes to sit quietly and look out the
front window, singing little mockingbird songs under her breath to
herself...like impersonating the peeping of the baby chicks and Jake, my
Painter's tape works REALLY well for splints on birds,
especially babies, since it will stick to itself quite well but not to
tender skin or feathers. Cool!