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Old Jan 31, 2009, 9:35 PM   #1
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A few final shots from this weekend with the raptor education program. This is a red-tailed hawk in the raptor rehab program. Were I the handler, I would be feeling a little nervous with this bird that close to my face.

same bird

This is a bird they had hoped would be able to be released back into the wild after being hit by a car, however rehabilitation of his injured wing was not successful. A scheduled release that was to be the highlight of the raptor rehab presentation had to be canceled because another bird simply didn't come along fast enough in its preparation. A different red-tailed hawk, up close and personal

The much-smaller broad-winged hawk

The world's smallest raptor....an African pygmy falcon

Two shots of a Harris hawk

And, of course, no raptor series could be complete without at least one shot of a bald eagle.


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Old Jan 31, 2009, 11:17 PM   #2
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Great bald eagle shot. Detail is superb and the posture is so classic.

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Old Jan 31, 2009, 11:45 PM   #3
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Hey Paul,
I like them all but, the head shots are great!

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As common as the red tailed hawks are around here, I don't think it will make a difference for one to remain in captivity and help educate people about them. I love your eagle shot - it's awesome. The Harris is a beautiful bird, there was someone with one when we were at the Arizona Desert Museum a year ago.
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