It's been so long since I did a RAPTOR program...I had a lull of about three weeks. I spoke to a class at a private school today and they were just perfect kids. Smart, quiet...
I was pleased to see a new Port-A-Let at RAPTOR:
Why is this a big deal? Well, because we didn't have "facilities" before. The house on the property of course has a bathroom for the tenants, but we don't use it. Who wants strangers using your bathroom? So you either had to go pick a tree or drive up to the golf course. Now, it's not like we spend all day at RAPTOR, more like an hour here or there. But one of our rehabbers asked if she could just get a Port-A-Let and so now everyone's happy.
It's new, so it was quite refreshing in there today. Marilyn added a vase of flowers, giving it a nice homey touch.
A robin has a nest right above one of the mews...hope none of those chicks fall out of the nest!
No-No the barn owl is officially a program bird now....as he has had his left wing partially amputated:
He still shakes his head back and forth, but the mantling is one-sided now.
The left wing was removed at the wrist, but he keeps it close to his body.
I cannot wait to start training him. I wonder if unearthly screams will become part of my program?