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, June 15, 2014
It's a bright, warm day here in Cody so today's the day for releasing two owls. Both KEN and JOHNNY CASH had been caught in barbwire fences and were lucky enough to have no broken bones. It took some time but they healed from their wounds and were ready to go. Top is JC heading north, bottom is KEN going south. Hopefully they will remain free and not hit any fences in the future.
Thanks to Mike, Justeana and Sara for making the release such fun. Sara took the photos.
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.