Katherine Nelson, Education Manager of CBEC was kind enough to share with us her experience handling these beautiful owls. She patiently held each owl in a variety of poses and backgrounds so that we could photograph them to our heart’s content. The best part of the event was watching these birds just stare at Katey with loving eyes. Clearly they appreciated her and her loving care she has provided them for the past five years.
Many of these owls are injured by a car and these owls have been rehabilitated and get to live out their lives in comfort. Due to their injuries they are unable to survive in the wild. The larger the owl, the longer they live. The Barred Owls live 20 – 25 years, while the Great Horned Owls can live 25 – 30 years. Although in nature, many of these birds don’t live past the age of ten years old.
With great thanks to Katey and CBEC for providing us the venue and these owls for the community to enjoy.