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 7, 2015
Back to mom
This was an exciting day, two bird releases took place. The first was little JAKE, the young short-eared owl found caught in a barbwire fence off the Greybull hiway. Because of her age I opted to take her back to where she was found. As you can see, she blends in well with the surroundings. I also left three mice but after I got back to my truck I noticed she'd climbed to the top of the rock formation so didn't partake of lunch at that moment. Hopefully she'll go back and have a meal. I did give her a large mouse early this morning so she left with a full tummy.
The second release was my young horned lark. I took it not far from my place in perfect lark habitat. It flew off and just kept going. I didn't get a photo of that, happened too quick.
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.