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
Monday, June 13, 2016
The new training pen in with the baby GHOs is working so well. Here's a couple photos of the babies inside trying, and in some cases, catching the live mice in there. One very interesting photo shows their foster mom, SMIDGE, also sitting on the side of the pen. What is so amazing is that she has a partial left wing amputation, I didn't realize she was so athletic as to be able to jump that high.
You'll also notice in one of the photos that she is glaring at the camera up on the post. Apparently it makes noise when taking photos. Even the baby glanced up at it.
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.