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.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

June 15, 2010

Phee Phew to the kids at River Bend Nature Center. Thank you for inviting me to come. I love to visit with children that share a common interest in nature. I am in awe of the wonderful questions you all asked. I hope my visit will give you a greater understanding of Mississippi Kites. Remember, when my kind gets aggressive with humans, it’s only because Mississippi Kites are just protective parents. Be on the lookout for Kites in the late afternoon soaring high among the clouds. The warm afternoon heat gives us extra lift in the sky. I hope you will keep up with all my exciting, informative blogs. Phee Phew

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