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.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
June 30, 2010
Hey…what is all that ruckus going on outside my window? Those darn Purple Martins are at it again…all lined up on the power line just above the martin house. Come on guys…get a life! I guess they are hanging out because Purple Martins develop a strong loyalty for the nest site at which they successfully breed. If the colony is well maintained and the martins do not suffer reproductive failure, they will return year after year to the same site. That’s fine with me…just do it after 8:00 a.m. in the morning! Phee Phew!
I have been a volunteer at Wild Bird Rescue (WBR) for 4 years. Currently I serve as the Education Development Coordinator. I have my state, federal, and educational permits. When not at WBR, I am also a dyslexia specialist at Jefferson Elementary School. My goal is to education the public about our avian ambassador, Missi.