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
Thursday, June 2, 2016
I got this photo today from Betsy and Steve. These are the first of the dozen baby GHOs who were rescued weeks ago. The ones where I tore down the old magpie nest and wired the basket into the tree. Feathered TYLER and RYAN are sitting together on the left. Feathered SPENCER is down lower right partially hidden by leaves. He's the one who was fostered to the nest and immediately accepted by both adults.
Betsy says they are all eating like little pigs and flying all over from tree to tree. This project has been a resounding success and shows just how adaptable wild birds are, even accepting help from humans.
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.