I got the privilege of releasing a screech owl that had been rehabilitated at RAPTOR, Inc.
I just had to take Isabelle with me, because how often does a kid get to see this?
The owl was very interested in Isabelle.
We didn't get any photos of him flying away, because the little bugger got away from me. If that had been a program bird, that would have been tragic, but of course this was a release, and he was more than ready to go.
He cooperated quite well, once he got away from us. He sat in a nearby tree and watched us watch him.
Thanks to RAPTOR, Inc, another bird of prey is out in the world where he belongs.
Live long and prosper, little guy!