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 14, 2015
She's climbing higher
Today is a milestone for almost eight week old baby TUMBLER. She's now on top of the nest box tower with no walls surrounding her. Well, other than the barn walls. She's busy scoping out the area altho the view is the same as from her nest box, just higher. She's now eating all on her own, no more hand fed mice. She's into rats now and will soon have small rabbits. She weighs 6.75 pounds, just a couple ounces down but that's to be expected as she's more active. Now her rations will be almost doubled so she has enough nutrition for growth.
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.