I survived my first real program. This holiday weekend, the Hamilton County Park district and RAPTOR get together for some hot bird of prey action. They bring some birds, we bring some birds. Geoff brought the girls along later because they love to see Mommy handle big scary raptors.
Birds I took today:
Male Red-tailed hawk (Two Socks)
Great Horned Owl (Sylvester)
Peregrine Falcon (Lucy)
American Kestrel (Steel)
The park brought:
Eastern Screech Owl
Female Red-tailed hawk
Big Eyed Lucy. Have I mentioned that I love her?
Geoff said I did a good job. But he might be biased. But he might be telling the truth.
The girls love Lucy, too. Everyone loves Lucy.
The area was roped off to keep curious fingers from being bitten off.
Tomorrow is a different park, and Marc and Cindy were good enough to help out since we will be in Columbus. And Monday, David, the "old" director and I will be splitting the four hours.
Tomorrow we are doing our annual pilgrimage to Columbus to visit friends of Jim and Rita's from college days. They have a daughter and son-in-law who have two girls about the same ages as Isabelle and Lorelei. And these friends are birders, so the subject of birds just might come up. Yay!