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We Love Only What We Understand
We Understand Only What We are Taught

Friday, August 21, 2009

Coming live to a radio near you!

I will be on WMKV FM today for a one-hour interview about RAPTOR, Inc.
If you live in Cincinnati, reception is best North and East of downtown. If you can't get the station on the radio, you can listen to it live, starting at 1 pm, on your computer through the station's website:

Click here to hear my dulcet tones!

And don't call in and prank me. :)

Friday, April 24, 2009

Come meet the birds!

I'm doing a program at Pine Hill Lake Park for their Earth Day Expo tomorrow from 12:30 to 2:00 pm.
Come on by and meet our birds!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Bye bye, Coop!

I've said it before, but releases are the BEST!
I don't know the story behind this Cooper's Hawk, like its injury or where it was found.
So let's not dwell on my boring lack of details and focus instead on the happiness of the occasion.

The Coop was released by a new volunteer, and the woman let the bird go with joy and awe, a huge smile on her face. I think the bird was happy, too.
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It happened so fast, in half a second it had cleared the barn....
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...and sliced in between the mew gate and a parked car (and right by Dee, standing in the barn doorway!).
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Another bird who needed help and received it. RAPTOR....it's just what we do.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Newest addition to RAPTOR's Education birds!

Name: Angel (SO 08-23)
Gender: Unknown
Height: 8 inches
Wingspan: 20 inches
Weight: 6 ounces
Date admitted: November 27, 2008
Age at arrival: Adult, unknown
Injury: Right wrist fracture, dislocation
Came from: Lynchburg, Ohio
Story: Found in yard, unable to fly

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Monday, December 22, 2008

RAPTOR Christmas Greeting

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Releases are the BEST!

I wasn't present for this one, but I know the feeling of letting a bird of prey free.
A true sense of accomplishment...our rehabbers work unbelievably hard to turn these battered birds back into fierce angels of the sky.

This female peregrine was found in downtown Cincinnati in mid-July, with a wing injury. This was one of the PEFA hatched on the PNC Bank building this year.

After a few months of tender loving care, free meals and rest, she was released back to the wide open sky above Cincinnati.

Is it me, or does that toe crossed over the others make her look nervous?

Off she goes, back where she belongs...