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First oil spill bird rescued

Wade McIntyre

Erica Miller, left, with Tri-State Bird Rescue Services, feeds electrolytes Saturday afternoon to the first bird rescued after the BP Petroleum Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana. The bird rescue operations were headquartered at an old Civil War Fort, Fort Jackson, located near Venice, La. at the mouth of the Mississippi River. Birds that are rescued in time from the oil slick will take about ten days to recover.