Ironside Bird Rescue, Inc. is a 501(C)(3) non-profit corporation for the rehabilitation of wild injured and orphaned birds.
49 Road 2DAW, Cody, WY 82414 307.527.7027 Photo by S. Huston
Friday, August 2, 2013
And another ?????
I don't know what's going on with the bats around here but I just got two more in, both had been caught by cats. The top photo is of what is now called a Canyon Bat, aka. Western Pipistrelle. According to the books they are desert dwellers and aren't found any where near the state of WY. Of course I haven't found any animal who's read the books. He's also the smallest bat found in the US. As you can see, the quarter isn't that much smaller. Unfortunately he was very damaged and had to be euthanized.
The lower photo is one I just got today and is also damaged but may be repairable. I'm not sure the species yet, I've sent photos to my bat mentor at Bat World in TX. I'm awaiting her advice.
Born in Downers Grove, IL, I moved to Cody in 1981 after living in Boulder, CO for many years. As I enjoyed the outdoors and spent many weeks up in Wyoming going on horsepacking trips with friends, I decided to move here. I started Ironside Bird Rescue in 1987 after finding an orphaned Starling baby that had fallen out of its nest near my house. One thing led to another and after all these years the facility now has many different sized mews and flight barns for the exercise of raptors so they will be strong enough for release. I live in a 130+ year old log cabin with a corgi mix dog, her mother, a purebread corgi, a couple cats and many birds in a free flight aviary attached to the house. I'm now retired from a "real job". Along with rehabbing birds, I spend a lot of hours volunteering at our local Buffalo Bill Historical Center in the graphics department.