I saw beautiful raptors tonight! No — I haven’t lost my mind — I really saw raptors! Silly person – I’m not talking about the kind that are seen in Jurassic Park — I’m talking real raptors – birds of prey – hawks, falcons and owls! We attended an event at the Images of Nature store (where they sell Thomas Mangelson pictures — which are AWESOME!) – and they were displaying raptors from the local Raptor Recovery Center. So, I was able to get up close and take some good pictures – I’m not Thomas Mangelson – but I tried to at least take a picture which wasn’t blurry or where my thumb didn’t cover the lens — I think I succeeded. All of the raptors were rescued due to injuries. They are used for educational purposes because they can’t be set free due to their injuries.
There were small raptors – this is a burrowing owl. She is pretty darn cute, isn’t she?
There were large raptors — this is a hawk.
Then we had some medium-sized ones — owls and falcons.
Among the beautiful photographs by Thomas Mangelson, I encountered real, live raptors – and oh, what rapture!