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, July 6, 2010

July 6, 2010

Lila went to pick up one of my kind which was down in a yard. All its comrades were directly above standing vigil over their injured brother. Like the Marine motto to not leave one behind, these six Mississippi Kites did not leave their post above this bird. As Lila was driving back down Southwest Parkway to the Rescue Center with the injured bird, the sky opened up with 75-100 soaring Mississippi Kites circling above the treetops as if to say “Please take care of our injured friend.” Sadly the injured kite had a broken wing and had to be euthanized. It did not suffer and its life ended with dignity. Mankind could sure learn from Mississippi Kites. Phee Phew and Amen!

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