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
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
I don't know if this is the same Red-tailed Hawk who visited my place many times last year but if not, another one has discovered a food source. I have been tossing out the leftover rats not finished by the residents so they won't go to waste. Last year it was a Rough-legged Hawk who came by every day for a couple weeks or more.
Twice my local Golden Eagle has perched on the power poles nearby but hasn't landed for food. I've not been able to find her nest, it must be in the rocky hills to the east of here.
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.