Welcome from Missi, Avian Ambassador at Wild Bird Rescue, Inc.

I came to Wild Bird Rescue in the summer of 2009. Some woman found me on the ground and picked me up. Good thing she knew what to do. She took me to Wild Bird Rescue. At the door, a nice lady named Lila, picked me up and took me into a room called the infirmary. After a complete exam, Lila put me in this large box called a carrier. I stayed there for a few weeks while everyone decided what to do with me. Because I had completely lost my left eye, I would not do well if released back into the wild. The Migratory Bird Act of 1918 says I have to be releasable or be euthanized. Lucky for me Wild Bird Rescue decided to keep me around as their first education bird. I like to be called their Avian Ambassador...I think that sounds more important. Don't you? I will be going out to schools in the fall to help with presentations. I wonder if I get to use PowerPoint? I hope you enjoy keeping up with my trials and tribulations while I am learning how to work on the glove.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

May 29, 2010

                            Please thank a veteran today!

Friday, May 28, 2010

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

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

May 25, 2010

Aod'han donates money to Wild Bird Rescue and Missi's Mew. 
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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

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

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

May 17, 2010

I’m sitting pretty today. My aviary was cleaned and my perch scrubbed. Nothing like a clean aviary to make a bird feel good!

Friday, May 14, 2010

May 14, 2010

Rain! Rain! Go away...come again some other day. Okay...I am not quite ready for Bob to start building an Ark but this rain is getting ridiculous!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

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

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

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

May 5, 2010

Yaaaawnnn!!! I am so tired today. Lila left the light on all night in my mew. How's a girl going to get her beauty sleep? If I seem a little grumpy today, you'll know why. Thanks a lot...LILA!!! Phee...Phew

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

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

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.

Monday, May 3, 2010

May 3, 2010

I can't believe Wild Bird Rescue made a t-shirt with my picture on the front. I am so excited!!! I think I'll design a line of clothing called "Big Bird." No...wait a minute...I think that name is already taken. Phee...Phew Phee...Phew