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, August 4, 2010

August 4, 2010

The arrival of a common night hawk always excites everyone at Wild Bird Rescue. It is a fun bird to hand feed with it enormous, frog-like mouth gaping for a soaked mealworm or two. The common night hawk pursues insects both at dawn and dusk in rural and urban areas. These birds are a common sight around street and stadium lights at night where large groups of insects gather. Its erratic flight makes it often look like a big bat which has earned it the nickname “bullbat.”

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