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
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
He now has a name, it's PEABODY. He has improved by leaps and bounds from when he arrived one one week ago today. He's now ripping and tearing his own mice and demands them quite often. He's also finishing up the remaining venison steak in between furry meals. I have high hopes that this enchanting little male Swainson's Hawk will be releasable. Just not sure if he'll be strong enough for the 12,000 mile migration to Argentina in about a month. If not he'll winter over here until they return in the Spring.
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.