Yes, the boys and I were Raptor
ed Saturday afternoon, the 21st of May, when we attended the annual Birds of Prey open house
. It was a perfectly warm and sunny day, a welcome contrast to so many days of solid rain before and after.( Read more... )
We enjoyed looking at all of the BoP gift shop items and goodies for sale donated by members that were strewn about the balcony. Here's a prime example of my useless but entertaining psychic (for lack of a better descriptive) ability: see my cute Mood owl .gif for this entry? Oddly enough, one of the BoP member's had donated a perfectly rendered plastic motorized figure of it. They look the same, though the owl figure is perched on a fake yet realistic bit of log. When the switch underneath is engaged, the owl's eyes open and close, it cocks it's head from side to side, and finally hoots and flaps its wings. Terribly charming. Only $4.00! Amazing. We picked up a funny book titled What Animal Are You?
, and given our answers to a rather lengthy and absurd list of questions, ironically I'm a dolphin, Antonio's an ostrich, and Jay's some sort of ant, I think. We also snagged a few shirts and free booklets. We then made our way down to the outdoor information tables and onto the flight and rehabilitation cages.
At the table featuring birds of prey pellets and feathers, the volunteer eagerly handled this beautiful Bull Snake, which had been spotted in the yard earlier:( Read more... )
A newly refurbished area for the resident educational Bald Eagle, who is unable to fly, was shown to us:( Read more... )
The Barred Owl was first:( Read more... )
Beside the Barred Owl was this Long-eared Owl, peering between the slats:( Read more... )
Chuck the resident educational Turkey Vulture:( Read more... )
The Kestrel (aka Sparrowhawk) area:( Read more... )