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
This is a two year old Bald Eagle, JACKSON, who came here today from the Teton Raptor Center in Wilson, WY. They don't have a flite barn and she's been very unhappy in the mews they've been keeping her in. She was caught in a snare back in January which damaged the secondary feathers on her right wing. They still haven't molted back in. She also has a bit of a tilt to her head which has no explanation. It was thought that by being in a larger, free flight area, she may calm down and work out the kinks that bother her. Only time will tell.
This is a fuzzy photo, I'll try to get a better one after she gets used to me.
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.