Tag: raptors

Eurasian Eagle Owl

The final in the owl series of this week. This is an Eurasian Eagle Owl that is part of the captive Birds of Prey exhibit at the Carrie Murray Nature Center. Full of personality and spirit, this bird is held by the handler for display. Quite unlike the […]

Barred Owls

“The owl,” he was saying, “is one of the most curious creatures. A bird that stays awake when the rest of the world sleeps. They can see in the dark. I find that so interesting, to be mired in reality when the rest of the world is dreaming. […]

Eastern Screech Owl

It’s time for Birds of Prey week. Starting off with some lovely owls and then moving on to some raptors. In a small photography workshop at the Carrie Murray Nature Center, several of us had the unique opportunity to spend some intimate time with these beautiful birds. Located […]

Moving In

I’m going to let you in on a secret – Zorro and Esperanza are moving in ! Yes, it is true. After all of this time, I spied them sitting on the new platform house shopping and discussing whether or not it would be a good place to […]

A Stick at a Time

It’s time for an update on Zorro and Esperanza. After building them a new nesting platform last week, Zorro and Esperanza have been determined to keep their original home on the neighbor’s boat lift. To help them with rebuilding their home, and hoping they would build on the […]

A Barred Owl

A Barred Owl BY RICHARD WILBUR The warping night air having brought the boom Of an owl’s voice into her darkened room, We tell the wakened child that all she heard Was an odd question from a forest bird, Asking of us, if rightly listened to, “Who cooks […]


Well, I wish I could tell you that Zorro and Esperanza adopted the newly installed Osprey platform today. We had left some sticks in the middle of the yard for building. Zorro quickly seized the opportunity and took each and every stick. Only to…take it to the original […]

“Plumicorns” – Great Horned Owls

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. It’s “Owl” week! After enjoying the darling little Owlets in Ephrata, Pennsylvania, and the Birds of Prey photography workshop last weekend at Carrie Murray Nature Center I’ve been on owl overload. Now that we’ve seen baby Great Horned […]

“Cupcake” A Lovely Barn Owl

Cupcake is a charming little Barn Owl. Full of personality and charm she lives at the Carrie Murray Nature Center in Baltimore, Maryland. She stopped by to check around and see how things are going. This morning was time for a photo shoot, and she certainly was working […]