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.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

January 16, 2011

Lila had such a busy day at Wild Bird Rescue.  She didn’t even get to my aviary until 10:30 this morning to feed me.  She had to drive out on Highway 281 to meet a couple of Highway Patrol officers.  A Red-tailed Hawk had been hit by a car and was down in the road.  Luckily this hawk had no broken bones, just head trauma.  Then an Eastern Screech Owl was brought under the same circumstances…hit by a car.  The prognosis is not good as it is bleeding internally.  The last bird in today was a Cedar Waxwing which had been shot by with a BB gun.  It appears to be a grazing wound but this little fellow is not out of the woods.   The infirmary is full!  Sadly, the “Bent and Broken” season is in full swing.  Disheartened for my feathered kin…Phee  Phew!

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