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
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Less than a day
That's how long it'll be before my two baby Golden Eagles are released after a long six hour drive to the release area south of Gillette. TUMBLER came from there, HOBBIT is from Deaver. As they have been together for many weeks now, and are about the same age, I made the decision to release them at the same time in the same place.
The photo was taken today, the babies are on the high wall perches, their mentor, DOVE, is on the floor perch. I'm sure there will be lots of pictures taken tomorrow so look for a new post very soon showing the momentous event.
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.