This is an orphaned Steller's Jay chick, so young it hasn't grown feathers or opened its eyes yet!
Two orphan Chickaree Squirrels, who both have cataracts in their right eyes -- we assume this is a genetic anomaly for the siblings. They're otherwise healthy (and hungry) little guys.
A baby Bald Eagle. Bald eagles do not develop their distinctive white head feathers until they reach maturity, usually in their fifth year.
One of the two orphaned Coyote pups at LTWC, peeking around the opening of its den (a crate).
These shots of the pups were taken a few days after the one above, after they had been moved into a larger enclosure, full of lots of straw for them to nestle into. They're either camera-shy or really, really comfortable in there.
Two of four orphan Barn Owls at LTWC. Barn owls have been given a variety of unsettling nicknames, such as "ghost owl," "demon owl," and "death owl," likely because they make a hissing noise that sounds (to me) like a haunted snake pit. Despite these names, they are excellent mousers, and an important part of our ecosystem.
This is an orphan River Otter, getting his close-up. Thanks to LTWC board member Helen Tanner for holding him -- the little guy won't sit still for a second on his own! Baby river otters love to play -- and playing actually plays a vital role in their development.
This little guy is still small enough that he stays indoors. But he'll soon be able to enjoy LTWC's River Otter rehab cage -- the only one in California.
If you'd like to see a young River Otter in action, check out this video of another orphaned otter LTWC raised a couple of years ago.