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Credit: Barbaraellen Koch

On a sunny, balmy Tuesday morning this week, birds of many feathers gathered in the pond at Stars in the Forest Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Riverhead.

The Sound Avenue facility was incorporated as a nonprofit 16 years ago by Terry Pratt of Lake Ronkonkoma. The 19-acre wildlife rehab center was built and began operating in 2010.

It is surrounded by 250 acres of land preserved through the conservation efforts of the Peconic Land Trust and the Reeve (Richard and Avis Reeve, their son Richard L. Reeve and his wife Debbie, Caryl Reeve Granttham, who was Richard Sr.’s sister) and Pratt (Terry and here husband Randy) families.

Peconic Land Trust board members, the late Paul Stoutenburgh and Arthur Tasker, also helped facilitate the effort.

To report injured wildlife call (516) 965-9716.

It’s your North Fork Sunday Scene.

Your North Fork Sunday Scene features weekly snap shots of life on Long Island’s top fork


Previous North Fork Sunday Scenes:

Blanket-wrapped horses

Katahdin sheep in Jamesport

Late fall harvest at Andrews Family Farm

Feisty Acres quail farm

Fall art in the fields

North Fork fall foliage

Healing with Horses

Harvest is coming

CSA pickup day at Biophilia

A postcard from Love Lane

Bring on summer

A stroll down Oregon Road

‘Zenful’ flowers in Baiting Hollow

Hello from this North Fork mama and her babies

North Fork asparagus is here