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.

Friday, June 25, 2010

June 25, 2010

Wild Bird Rescue got a call yesterday from an elderly lady who was worried about a large bird which was swooping and flying above her head.  Lila passed the phone off to me since I am an expert on Mississippi Kites.  Phee Phew!  I explained to the lady that my kind are great parents and only want to protect their young.  I advised her to carry an open umbrella or wear a hat with two large paper eyes pinned to the back of it whenever she leaves the house.  I'm asking a lot of her, but Mississippi Kites are protected by state and federal laws.  The adult cannot be harmed and the nest cannot be removed.  If the situation worsens, only the local game warden can step in to help remove the nest.  Remember, kites only nest in our area from June through August.  Hey...will someone please come and get this phone from me!  Who do you think I am...Lily Tomlin?  Phee Phew!

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