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, May 29, 2015
She's up high now
I decided to place GRUMPY in to a larger area so she could practice flying. She's found out she could make it up to the highest wall perch, about 15' above ground. Now that all is fixed with her left foot/leg, and she's flying circles in the mew, she's going back to Leiter, WY for release next Tuesday, weather permitting. I was hoping for today but a large storm is predicted for that area. I didn't want to drive over the mountain in that plus I want good weather for her release back to the wild.
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.