At Tuckahoe State Park last weekend, my daughter treated us to a private bird show. The Screech (or was this the short ear?) Owl below is tiny! Here it is sitting on my daughter's finger (she works there, it's fine :). I love that her coloring looks like the bark of a tree.
Here is a red tail shoulder hawk. Beautiful creature. Look at those thighs! This one is sitting on Bess's arm. It was fascinating to see these predatory birds. All have been rescued for one reason or another. They have a 15 30 year old Great Horned Owl. She doesn't come out, though, we could peek in at her and at the eagle. Edit: They disturb her as little as possible.
I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven."
PS: The Edits here (and there are a few) were after my daughter read my "paper."
The shoe is on the other foot.