Screech Owl

AAD_7100-EditAAD_7103AAD_7103-Edit-Edit

This little owl lives at Cedar Run Wildlife Rescue in Medford, NJ.

This entry was posted on April 27, 2016. 2 Comments

The American Kestrel

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!

AAD_7291-EditAAD_7382-EditZZZ_7261-EditZZZ_7275AAD_7327-Edit

This entry was posted on April 26, 2016. 3 Comments

Freedom for a Red Tailed Hawk

ZZZ_7244ZZZ_7271ZZZ_7277ZZZ_7278ZZZ_7299-EditZZZ_7301ZZZ_7320-Edit

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).

This entry was posted on April 25, 2016. 1 Comment

2016 Osprey in the Park

ZZZ_6967ZZZ_6970ZZZ_6973ZZZ_6974ZZZ_6975

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.

This entry was posted on April 16, 2016. 4 Comments