Friday, May 28, 2010
It's the last day of school for WFISD. Phee Phew!!! Lila will be spending more time at Wild Bird Rescue. I hope all the students enjoy their summer off. Remember boys and girls, if you find a baby bird, have your parents call Wild Bird Rescue to get advice on what to do. Many times, the nice folks at WBR can help you reunite the baby bird with its parents. Someone is there to help 7 days a week from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Lila made me a beauty appointment yesterday. It's hard to get in some of the classier places so I'll have to wait a couple of weeks. The vet in Lubbock is going to trim and shape my beak and talons on June 10. The process of trimming and shaping is called coping. I wonder if the vet gives massages too! Phee Phew
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Sorry I have not posted in a few days. I’ve been busy preening myself and watching spring evolve outside my window. Speaking of spring, the weather is perfect for a lovely motorcycle ride. You don’t have a motorcycle? I can fix that…we still have plenty of raffle tickets left for the new Honda Rebel that Wild Bird Rescue is auctioning off. Just call 940-691-0828 and Bob will fix you up with a ticket. Good Luck!
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Do you know what a raptor is? No…it’s not one of those new jets at Sheppard Air Force Base. Think back to the movie Jurassic Park. Remember the dinosaur called Velociraptor? That dinosaur caught food with its claws or talons. Modern raptors are birds of prey which hunt with their talons. A Mississippi Kite is a bird of prey found in North Texas this time of year. I may not be as fierce as a dinosaur but I sure can eat like one. Phee Phew
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
This weekend, a bobcat was spotted at Wild Bird Rescue. The bobcat (Lynx rufus) is a North American mammal of the cat family, Felidae. With twelve recognized subspecies, it ranges from southern Canada to northern Mexico, including most of the continental United States. The bobcat is an adaptable predator that inhabits wooded areas, as well as semi-desert, urban edge, forest edges and swampland environments. It persists in much of its original range and populations are healthy. Phee Phew!
Monday, May 17, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Boy...I was starving today. I must have eaten 20 superworms. I guess the cold, rainy weather just makes me want to lie around and do nothing but eat all day. Oh by the way...I really enjoyed meeting the 6th grade from Kirby Jr. High yesterday. The students were all so nice and polite. They asked incredible questions too. Mrs. Seman did a great job teaching her students about endangered species. Phee Phew
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Last night Lila was out walking on Decker Road when she came upon two Mississippi Kites sitting atop a telephone pole. No doubt they were a mated pair. Lila got within 10 feet of the pair and they didn’t move or fly away. I wish I had been with her. I would have enjoyed saying, “Hello” to my country cousins.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Wow, Wild Bird Rescue sure is busy this time of year. The incubator is full of hatchlings and the cages are full of nestlings. You should hear the noise too! How’s a bird to think with all that noise going on in the building? I have things of great importance running through my head. Such as…will I eat a mouse or superworms for supper? I just can’t get any thinking done! As the Avian Ambassador, I am expected to be a great thinker. The only problem is I keep falling off my perch every time I try to rest my elbow on my leg. I just don’t know how Rodin’s The Thinker does it!!! Phee Phew
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Last night I visited the Rolling Plains Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalists. I just want to apologize for not being at my best behavior. The lights were playing tricks with my eyes and those incessant crickets would not quit chirping. I don't know how River Bend's volunteers put of with that racket! However, I do appreciate those who purchased a raffle ticket or one of my shirts. The money always goes to a great cause...Wild Bird Rescue.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Wild Bird Rescue is really starting to live up to its name. Lots of baby birds have started to come into the rescue center. We have finches, sparrows, blue jays, mockingbirds, starlings, grackles, and a boatload of ducklings. I hope the Navy gets my mew finished soon because all those birds will need my aviary in about 4 weeks.