Fall Owl Fest 2017

Today Margaret and I returned to the Avian Reconditioning Center for their annual Fall Festival; once again lots of great close-up views of Owls, Eagles, and other raptors.

The purpose of the ARC is to rehabilitate injured and orphaned birds, and release them back to the wild – those birds have minimal human contact and we don’t get to see them.

The birds we see are too injured to be safely returned to the wild – some have lost an eye, or broken a wing beyond repair; one eagle we saw today had had lime disease and could no longer catch prey in the wild.

Even with all these impressive photos of eagles and other birds, my personal favorite still is the great horned owl 🙂