Birds of Prey

Bird show with Tom Ricardi, rehabilitator and wildlife biologist from Conway, MA

Tom is a wonderful presenter for adults and children alike. I loved seeing the birds up so close! People were able to pet several of the big guys! I would loved to have joined them but I was stuck behind a long lens! These are all birds that have been badly enough injured that they can’t be free but they have lots of room in their Conway lodgings to live out their lives.

The smallest North American owl, the Northern Saw-whet

The Great Horned Owl

The Harris Hawk is a bird I have ever only seen in Tucson, AZ, but he had one. They seemed to fly in small flocks out there.

The aptly named Red-tailed Hawk is the most common of all our hawks.

The Peregrine Falcon, Tom says, may be the fastest animal on the planet. Apparently they have been clocked at 200 mph!

Finally he brought out the big guy – the Golden Eagle. This bird is rarely found in our parts, but they are spotted now and then during migration. Tom didn’t carry him around among the people – he is too heavy!

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