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Anyone know of a bird rescue group here?

Posted Sunday, February 24, 2008, at 10:02 AM

We have a Cedar Waxwing that apparently broke his wing and maybe a foot. Time might be all he needs but if there is a local group who take these little fells in, then his chances improve.

we may board him for a few days to see what happens, but we can not repair wings.

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Call off the rescue team. We kept the little one in the house for about an hour, then as it became more alert, transferred it to a brush pile where the cats would not be able to get to it easily.

All the while we were preparing a cage, gathered some cedar to make it feel at home and some cedar berries for food. Then we realized that our youngest cat was nowhere to be found so we started searching for him.

On one of the trips back to check on the bird our dog came with us and that seemed to motivate the waxing to try flying. He did and is now sitting in a tree recuperating further.

Meanwhile our neighbor called to say that he has cut up a few trees and do we want the firewood (of course)? While searching for the wayward cat we discovered a few other things.

We have a stray cat residing in our back shed (another mouth to feed) a large hackberry tree has come down behind the house and another large elm has died and is ready for cutting. Now we are rich with firewood again!

Oh yes, our roaming kitty came back while we were searching, and our dog quickly chased him up a tree to chastise him. No worries, he thinks he is a squirrel anyway, so he came back down without the fire department.

All this before Joel Osteen. What a GREAT morning!

-- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Feb 24, 2008, at 11:23 AM

Oh yes, we also got our first daffodil to open up! Great, great morning!

-- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Feb 24, 2008, at 11:24 AM

Wow, you're one busy fella! =)

-- Posted by LauraSFT on Mon, Feb 25, 2008, at 2:54 PM

Your making me miss home. We sold our "mini" farm a few months ago and are renting in town for now. We enjoyed all those "great" things you speak of. Miss my kitty's most of all. The new owner wanted it all including the Bird Dog. Empty nester's wanting a change....we thought.

-- Posted by ontheoutside on Mon, Feb 25, 2008, at 4:35 PM

We have talked about reducing down but, I don't know how happy all our critters would be in town. They will probably outlive me so......

-- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Feb 25, 2008, at 4:48 PM

I've been seeing more hawks in the city recently and a few of them are catching birds.

One in particular is catching pigeons around the square and eating them in an area high up on the old Bedford County Jail.

-- Posted by bomelson on Mon, Feb 25, 2008, at 10:30 PM

It makes sense that the hawks are finding the abundant food source. We have a few smaller raptor types frequenting our bird feeders. Only one red-tailed hawk.

-- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Feb 26, 2008, at 1:44 PM

Steve, I have been trying to send you an e-mail and it keeps bouncing back. Can you e-mail me from a correct e-mail address? jcarney@t-g.com

-- Posted by Jicarney on Wed, Feb 27, 2008, at 10:49 AM

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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter and live on a farm outside of Bell Buckle. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.