Shydyn presenting his donation check to Mady Rothchild, AIDA President at the Ruth Melichar Bird Center.
In 2012, Shydyn’s only wish for his 9th birthday was to receive “money for the animals” from the 35 guests attending his party. With family and friends supporting his generous wish, Shydyn was pleased to present AIDA with the amazing sum of $815.00. What a precious gift. Shydyn, you’re an angel!
For Emma’s birthday in 2012, rather than presents, she requested donations be made to AIDA and she proudly presented us with $200. Emma’s friend Lara’s mother, Alecia, had raised baby squirrels for us as a foster parent and the girls fell in love with them.
This orphaned juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron came to us in late May 2012. It was released in the fall.
May 2012…here is our buddy from 2011. This Bullsnake aka Gopher Snake lives on the grounds of our bird center and we are more than happy to have him eat all of the mice that he can.
This juvenile male Lazuli Bunting arrived at our center in May. His adult blue plumage will truly be a sight to see.
These juvenile Western Kingbirds came to us late June/early July 2012
This adult male Goldfinch was rehabbed in May/June, the result of a cat attack.
This juvenile Western Meadowlark arrived mid-June and was released early July.
This orphaned Virginia Rail hatchling was cold, wet, suffering from a toe injury when we received it.
The Virginia Rail hatchling along with the orphaned Pied-billed Grebe pictured below look like little stuffed toys.
Pied-billed Grebe hatchling…what a little beauty!
This adult Chukar arrived with a wing injury in March and this is his release April 2012 by the center director, Dianne Perkins.