They could probably do without that kind of help

The headline “Local center cares for birds affected by human contact” seemed innocuous enough, the but the first paragraph really got my attention:

“The smell of 65 dead quails would offend almost anyone, but for Laurin Coggins of the Cascades Raptor Center, a nonprofit nature center and wildlife hospital, it is hardly an inconvenience: It’s just the next meal on the menu. She nonchalantly slits the bellies of the female quails, reaches in with bare hands, and removes their eggs.”

I hope those birds are grateful for the assistance.