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Welcome to the travels of Doug and Nada. We love the Lord and are traveling full-time in our motorhome with our German Shepherd, Homer. Homer is the star attraction wherever we stop and he gets us talking and sharing with many people. DON'T FORGET: YOU CAN ENLARGE EACH PHOTO BY CLICKING ON THE PHOTO! The newest blog post is at the top and they go back in time as you scroll down. If you want to see each photo larger, you can just click on the photo and it will enlarge. If you decide to leave a comment, don't forget to sign it so we know who left it. ;-) Folks: This site is under continual construction as we travel and see this beautiful country. Check back for more updates and photos. Thanks for visiting with us! May God bless your day!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Rio Grande Bird Festival - Raptor Project

The Raptor Project at the Rio Grande Birding Festival. The main reason we went was so we could see raptors that we have watched soaring over the years up close.
I never knew owls were so soft and cuddly. Notice how Tiger has snuggled in to Doug above. She was sooooo soft and silky feeling and those eyes looking straight at you.....

Uncle Sam, the bald eagle, with such a stately presence

Three kinds of owls above. The top one is a Screech Owl. Since it was day, they just wanted to sleep as the Barn Owl was doing on his perch below.

Other raptors sitting on their perches.

Views of the Raptor Project's booth at the Festival. He also had perches sitting out in the aisle in front of the tables.

Below is the Golden Eagle.

A Perigrine Falcon

Above, the Golden Eagle's about to fly back to her perch.

The outside flying demonstration with the falcon. She was too fast for me to get with my camera - I should have put it on the multiple shutter but I didn't and just enjoyed the show. In the first photo the bird's head is covered which calms them.

She caught the decoy and got her reward above. Then back inside, she gets her big treat to eat on her perch below.

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