Saturday, May 17, 2008

Raptors at Bombay Hook

Bombay Hook did their shorebird thing today. One of the displays was live raptors being kept at a facility in Maryland. These are birds that can't be returned to the wild for one reason or another.

This is a Screech owl about 6 inches tall. She looked like a toy till she moved. The red is from people standing behind her in red shirts.

How's that for a close up! This is a female Red Tailed hawk. Her other eye is missing!

This owl never quite fully opened her eyes. I like her sitting in front of the hawk to the right side of the frame.

I liked how the feathers are whorled around the eye.
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Ken said...

Very nice pictures. I'm going to have to find out where the closest bird of pray show is to me and go make some cool shots.

Dave said...

A zoo might work. These birds were from a re-hab center, you might see if there is one nearby.