Playing around with some filters this morning!
This little owl lives at Cedar Run Wildlife Rescue in Medford, NJ.
Here are a few more of the photos I took at the “Earth Day” event. Unfortunately these little guys could not be set free back into the wild. They sat so patiently all day!
I attended an “Earth Day” event on Saturday and learned the story of this beautiful, immature Red Tailed Hawk. She had been held by Falconers for almost one year. I photographed these images of her just moments before she gained her freedom, and I watched her soar over the water, unchained. I followed her from a distance, and was lucky enough to find her sitting on a low tree log immediately after her release. (Amazing because she had been sitting all day, chained on one leg, on a similar stand low to the ground at the Falconer’s booth). She stayed in this position for about 10 minutes getting her bearings; perhaps realizing she was truly free, listening to the birds chirping around her. I watched her as she eventually flew up to a higher branch, and then again deeper into the woods, experiencing her precious freedom. I pray that she survives and thrives. It was amazing to watch these moments, and touched my heart. (Photos are copyright protected).
We will definitely be seeing some eggs soon! Our favorite pair getting re-acquainted. I was so happy to see them both on the nest when I went for my first photography visit. I believe these are some of the best photos I ever took of my osprey friends. The osprey season has officially started for me! Hoping they have a successful year.