2013 Project 365

Project 365/288 – Birds of Prey


As promised, finally are some captures from this past Saturday’s Birds of Prey Workshop. Each raptor is truly stunning in their beauty, strength and fierceness. Big and small, their keen eyes and sharp ears miss nothing.


If I stay alert, then I can challenge myself, and by challenging myself, that helps me to stay alive and to hopefully take something away from the experience.

Thomas Jane

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    • That’s an interesting comment Jerry. You would think that these birds are protected by federal law, and thus specific guidelines for their care. Several of these birds are frequently taken out for educational programs.

      • Well, I was shocked at the poor holding cages at the raptor rescue facility near me. They claim that it’s cost prohibitive to make larger areas for the injured birds I couldn’t understand that, the material is cheap and they have tons of volunteer labor. Between this summer when I visited and about a month ago, two of their birds were killed. One by another “resident”, one by a “wild” hawk. They have announced that they are closing down the facility.

  1. Wow, you really came through with your promise of incredible images of these birds of prey. I especially love the close-up of the hawk, a bird that I see from time to time, but only from far, far away.

  2. These images take my breath away. The raptors were my reason for starting to love the birds. They captivated me with their power, agility, and FOCUS. You’ve captured it all here, Emily. Simply, stunning.

  3. Riveting photos! The renaissance fair would always have birds of prey and I loved seeing them. Thanks for the memories!

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