Raptors – At the zoo and at home
The Calgary Zoo has an area fenced, top and sides and inside are “Raptors” – hawks and owls, the day I visited. You can walk thru and these birds are flying around, sitting in the trees and on the ground. It is quite a rush to have a Great Grey Owl, with a wing span of 56-60 inches fly over you. The day I walked thru, a little black squirrel had somehow gotten into the enclosure and he was seen by on of these owls. I didn’t wait around to see the end of the story. I’m hoping the squirrel somehow evaded the owl and lived to see another day.
Then………… Yesterday was a nice day -18 with sunshine. As I left to go to town in the morning I saw a Great Horned Owl in the trees by the house. Back for the camera and took a few shots. Later in the afternoon, as I was doing chores, he was in the trees in the yard. He flew to four different areas and I was able to get shots of him in each.
Here are links for more information about both owls.