Lila didn’t visit much with me yesterday as she had to bag dead bodies in our freezer. Yes, unfortunately we can’t save all our birds and due to safety protocols, we don’t just throw them in the trash. In the past they’ve had to be incinerated. Fortunately, US Fish and Wildlife Service has set up National Feather Repositories for Native American tribes. One such repository is just over the Oklahoma border. Sia, in Cyril, Oklahoma, is part of the Comanche Nation Ethno-Ornithological Initiative. Over the past three decades, Sia has participated in research with native eagles and raptors of historic cultural significance to the Numunuh (Comanche). Now when a beautiful Red-Tailed Hawk or a bright red Cardinal must be euthanized due to a profound injury , its Spirit lives on in the heart and soul of the Numunuh as part of their tribal ceremonies. Phee Phew!