"I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven."
Emily Dickinson

Monday, August 16, 2021

Orange County Bird of Prey release


A red-tailed hawk

A Cooper's hawk

A great-horned owl

Setting the owl free

I released a great-horned owl at the Orange County Bird of Prey Center's new facility near Oso Lake on Saturday. I was a bit overwhelmed looking eye-to-eye with that owl before I set him free. 

Thirty-five raptors, which included Cooper's, red-shouldered and red-tailed hawks and great-horned and barn owls were released on Saturday, Aug. 14th. The injured birds had been treated then rehabilitated in mews or flight cages on the property. This release was the first at the center's new location. 

 If you'd like to be part of a future release, go to Orange County Bird of Prey Center

The OCBPC is a volunteer-run organization. Your donations go directly to the care and feeding of these magnificent birds.

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