Sunday, December 19, 2010
Even though it's not baby bird season, our rehabbers are always working and planning ahead. Today our dedicated rehabbers got together to review protocols and start writing new ones. Diets are always being updated or changed, new medications are coming out to replace outdated ones, and training opportunities abound. Because of these advances, we are seeing higher release rates and more success stories. Rest assured, when the 2011 baby bird season gets here, Wild Bird Rescue and its group of dedicated volunteers will be ready. Phee Phew!
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Saturday we had the official ribbon cutting ceremony for the Brittani Maye Gossett Memorial Aviary a.k.a my aviary where I live. Brittani Gossett and her family were killed in a tragic plane crash. Cutting the ribbon is Melanie Gossett, Brittani's grandmother. I am so proud of my new mew. My wish is that Brittani's memory will live on through me. Phee Phew!
Thursday, December 9, 2010
One rehabber recently described this time of year as the “bent and broken” season. Sadly most birds we see in the winter have been injured. We might get in a Great Horned Owl which has been hit by a car or find a Cedar Waxwing that struck a window. The cost of feeding and veterinary care of these injured birds can be quite expensive. That’s why it is so important for your giving to be year round. Just think…what would
be like without a place like Wild Bird Rescue? Phee Phew! Wichita Falls
Thursday, December 2, 2010
It was found on the ground and couldn’t fly. X-rays showed a clean break and the bones were aligned nicely. It just needed some R & R and then time in a large flight aviary to regain its strength. We transported this turkey vulture to
South Plains Rehabilitation Center in because they have a flight aviary large enough for a bird this size. Our goal at WBR is to someday have a raptor aviary large enough so we will no longer need to transport larger birds which come to us. Phee Phew! Lubbock