Saturday, June 20, 2015

Saturday Snapshots - Birds of Prey


I'm fascinated with all the webcams that are available online which capture the Peregrine Falcons returning to their former nests each spring, and hatching new offspring.  The cams are fascinating and time wasters each day for me at work. It's fun to  watch several cams right here in New England, and see the little ones hatch, mature and fly the coop just 6+ weeks later.

Recently, I had the opportunity to meet a lovely woman from Massachusetts who, with her partner, takes in wounded birds of prey. She had with her several of the birds that she has been trying to rehabilitate for some time.

I was able to take a few pictures with my iPhone which came out really well after I cropped them. Shown below are a red-tail hawk, great horned owl, Peregrine falcon, barn owl and a  saw-whet owl, .  These birds will never be able to be released for one reason or another. Aren't they amazing?






23 comments:

  1. Wow, they're gorgeous! Does she do that in her home?

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    1. Yes she does. She lives in a remote area of course.

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  2. Great photos! Those birds are fascinating.

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    1. They really seem attached to her, but of couse cannot be trusted. She wears thick gloves, when showing them, feeding them etc.

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  3. They are real heroes for saving those beautiful birds.

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    1. There are true animal lovers in this world. Like your mom and dad Brian.

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  4. Wow! Great photos. I'm amazed at seeing these beautiful birds.

    Here's my Saturday Snapshot!

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  5. Those are amazing shots! I think it takes skill and patience to capture birds...thanks for sharing.

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  6. Beautiful photos! They are gorgeous birds.

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  7. Amazing photos! And I can't imagine this lady having had to keep these birds of prey for life (theirs). What a kind soul. ;)

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    1. I know, she spends a fortune of rodants for them as well.

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  8. They are beautiful!

    I love owls and used to collect figurines etc. of them.

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  9. Though I love watching large birds and owls in particular, the barn owl's face always startles me!

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  10. Wow they all look gorgeous! The second-to-last one looks a bit like Hedwig (from the Harry Potter series), don't you think?

    - Linking over from Saturday Snapshots

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  11. Such beautiful creatures, it's sad that they can't be released back into the wild again. I always enjoy glimpses of birds of prey when driving, I've never been that close to them, it must be an amazing experience.

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  12. Beautiful birds! It's nice to be able to see them up close and be able to appreciate what marvelous creatures they are. I'm usually looking at them from a distance with binoculars.

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