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.

Monday, September 27, 2010

September 27, 2010

The Hike and Bike Trail around Lake Wichita is quite lovely this time of year.  I wouldn't know of course because I neither hike nor bike. However Lila was nice enough to share her experiences with me.  If you have not done this trail, it is highly recommended.  From the monarch butterflies which hang as orange curtains from the tree tops at dusk to the waterfowl that have chosen this lake as their winter vacation homes, the Hike and Bike Trail is one of the hidden gems of Wichita Falls.  An abundance of insects, migratory birds, and native plant life can be viewed from the easily traveled trail.  For those less active or weary travelers, the occasional bench serves as a respite.  Both Lila and I, your highly intelligent, one-eyed Mississippi Kite, give it two thumbs up...hummmph...I mean two talons up! Phee Phew! 

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