Bird handling part three

I couldn’t resist…a bumper sticker in the barn at RAPTOR caught my eye as I was holding the Great Horned Owl. I had to climb onto a chair for Marc to get this shot, but it was worth it. A little raptor humor.

Two-Socks, a male red-tailed hawk. Feisty but beautiful.
Great Horned Owl. A “pussy cat” as the others at RAPTOR say, but still worthy of the utmost respect.

You just gotta love a Barred Owl. They have a wonderful expression, with those big black eyes and soft face. They are all feathers, with very little weight or bulk to them.

I saw something driving back on Cross County Highway. I had seen it miles and miles away, and when I passed it, I could see that it was a mill of some kind on fire.

Advertisements

4 Responses to “Bird handling part three”

  1. MojoMan Says:

    That bumper sticker shot is hilarious! What’s a nice woman like you doing in a place like that?!

  2. Susan Gets Native Says:

    Mojoman:
    LOL! Hey, that’s my sort of humor, that bumper sticker.
    I also like to show the “boys” that I have a sense of humor about that kind of thing.

  3. LauraHinNJ Says:

    Wow – you look so at ease with the birds! So, when’s your first program?

  4. Susan Gets Native Says:

    Laura:
    No idea…I am still in the infant stages of really being bird-savvy.
    I may LOOK at ease with the birds, but check out how high I am holding the red-tailed? He had just hit me in the face with his wings, so I learned a valuable lesson in how close I can bring him. I have a very healthy respect for those birds…even the little guys can hurt you if you’re not careful.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: