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
Sunday, May 4, 2014
And then there were three....
That's CHOMP in the back. He was joined, just a bit ago, with twins, MUTT and JEFF. The new babies are a week or two younger and were found over near Byron in an open field. The finder, Clinton Cordova, didn't see any adults and they were quite far from the surrounding trees. At this point they're just to the waddling around stage so I don't know how they got so far from where their nest tree would be.
They are in good condition, both weigh 24 ounces to CHOMP's 38 ounces. They will stay here under the watchful eyes of foster mom, SMIDGE, until they're ready for release in a perfect habitat.
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.