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
Saturday, July 4, 2015
The two remaining baby Short-eared Owls are growing by leaps and bounds. They are still much different in size as they are at least four days apart in age, probably 10 and 13 days old. Both are eating their mouse pieces as soon as I can hand them over. I do wear my SEO mask but I'm afraid they've figured out that when the door opens and shuts they might just be fed so start squeeking for food. Hopefully I'll soon be able to put the food on a disc in front of them and they can help themselves.
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.