All technical difficulties have been resolved here, and now I can share the treasure of those beautiful owls and other raptors that I recently photographed.
Not far from where I live there is a place known as a Black Swamp Raptor Rehab Center, and all the raptors shown here are from that center. This was an awesome
experience, to be able to get that close to these amazing creatures, and
then to have them still enough that we could photograph them. Our
photography club here in Lima made the arrangements for this event, and
donated money to their cause.
Another Barred Owl
Red Tail Hawk
American Kestrel (a kind of falcon)
The little pair of owls that I showed you a few days ago are each blind in one eye. Many of these other raptors have broken wings. One of them had a bad leg. It was sad in a way, but I’m very appreciative and grateful for the dedication and hard work that the rehab center does.
It occurred to me that we humans are not so different. We get broken here and there, and rely on others to help us, to keep us safe.