Thursday, June 2, 2011

Raptor Recovery - Nebraska

I had the chance to photograph a few injured and homeless raptors thanks to the Raptor Recovery program in Nebraska. Many of these birds would not make it out in the wild without the help from volunteers willing to care for these injured birds. The injuries they get from hazards such as power lines, gun shots or like these two young screech owlets, being blown out of their nest by strong winds during a sever thunderstorm, take time to heal, sometimes months and other times their injuries are too severe that they are donated to nature centers across the state for education. These two owlets will be released as soon as they are old enough and able to hunt and fend for themselves.