VINS 11/10/2020

On Tuesday, Jane and I enjoyed our trip to the Vermont Institute of Natural Science which specializes in rehabilitating raptors. All the birds on exhibit cannot be returned to the wild for some reason, whether having a missing or injured wing, brain damage, being imprinted on humans etc. Their talks are informative, though for the winter, they only present one bird per talk. We first saw a barn owl.

Barn owl.

We walked through the exhibits, and saw owls, ravens,

Barred owl
Ravens

Hawks,

Red tailed hawks
Rough-legged hawk
Broad winged hawk

and eagles.

Golden eagles
Bald eagle
Bald eagle

We took a walk on the trails including the canopy walk which puts you 30-70 feet in the air, near the tops of the trees.

The tower on the canopy trail.
Eagle sculpture on the canopy walk

We went back to another informative talk on the Harris hawk. This hawk lives in the Southwest and often hunts in packs.

Harris hawk in flight
Harris hawk

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