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.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

February 26, 2011

I had such a nice time today with Trooper at the Home and Garden Show.  The folks were so nice, even though I bated from the glove several times.  Hearing Lila’s voice through those speakers just set me on edge.  Trooper handled it better than I did.  I was also glad to see I had one of my blog followers in the audience.  It’s nice to know that someone is reading my prose.  Phee Phew!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

February 16, 2011

Lila went to Lubbock to pick up a new Eastern Screech Owl on Sunday. The owl was found by a DPS Trooper so South Plains Wildlife Rehabilitation Center named her Trooper. I am going to have to get used to the fact that Lila will be sharing her time with the both of us now. Wild Bird Rescue has an awesome group of educational birds in training for future programs. Our new program will be called Ambassadors of the Sky. It will include two Eastern Screech Owls, Moonblink the Barred Owl, and me of course. Now when schools request a program, they don't get just me but 4 birds of prey. Welcome to Trooper and glad you are here with us. Phee Phew!  Thanks to Elizabeth Hawley for the photo of Trooper.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

February 9, 2011

Hello World!   I finally got Lila to get off her duff to help me type a post.  She said something about the cold weather and staying busy...blah...blah...blah!  I don't care!  My readers need to hear from me on a regular basis!   I can't just walk into Bob's office, log on, and write my own blog.  How are my fans going to know how I am doing?  The next time I'm off line for a week or two, please let Lila know how you feel! 

So World...I've been busy...busy molting feathers for Spring!  Even though I live in Texas, my body clock is telling me it is almost time to start migration.  I need all my primary and secondary feathers in tip, top shape.  If you will recall from my earlier posts, my kinfolk are in Argentina for the winter.  They too are molting feathers in preparation for the 9,000 mile trip back to the Great Plains of the United States.  About this time of year, I get a yearning to see them but it won't be too long.  April is just a couple of months away!  Phee Phew!