Photographer Richard Shephard of Cummington, Mass., offers this dramatic photo of a pelican rescued at Bay Chaland, La., on June 4.
In a brief interview today, Shephard recalled how recovery workers who were rescuing oiled birds were making a concentrated effort to help as many birds as possible.
“There was an atmosphere of trying to do something without the Tom-foolery [from some officials] we see on a daily basis.”
When asked about the magnitude of the oiled birds he’s seen in Louisiana, he said there probably have been a hundred rescued, but a lot more that won’t be rescued. “It’s just hard to say.”
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