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.

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

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