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, September 29, 2010

September 29, 2010

Lila and Bob tried their hands at coping my beak and talons.  For those of you that have not been following my blog, coping is the filing off of the extra growth.  Since I am not in the wild, there is no natural way for me to wear them down.  Plus there is no need for really sharp talons because my food is handed to me on a silver platter.  Well...not really a silver platter, but you get the gist of what I mean.  As my beak grows, it loses its natural shape. Now I look and feel more like a Mississippi Kite again.   If you look at my picture at the top, you will see a groove before the downward curve at the tip of my beak.  In the wild, I would use that sharp tip to help me catch insects in flight.  I guess you could say I'm "groovy."  Phee Phew!

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