Sibley noticed a new participant in her flying today, as Mose the puppy joined us for the first time. A little swoop or two, and Mose had no idea. No blood was spilled in the making of the day, including the one duck in the slough.
Sunday, December 4, 2022
I have this imaginary cut-off temperature of 5 degrees for Sonora the Aplomado Falcon to spend the night indoors - spare bedroom, zero for Sibley the Peregrine - just to play it safe. Sonora has two 100 watt red bulbs and a heated perch in her building and all of our birds are out of the wind with clear shower curtains stapled up up. Last night they both joined us inside with negative 6 degrees, brrrr. They have been in the house for about a half dozen nights this season...and it's not even winter yet!
Thursday, December 1, 2022
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Sadly, Owen our Northern Saw-whet Owl has passed, just as I was mailing out newsletters. He was a Hero/Superstar/ and Favorite during his newly 11 years with us, living at another center that closed before that so age unknown. In his time as a Raptor of the Rockies, Owen thrilled and inspired thousands in 677 formal programs and tours. He often made his little vocalizations for school assemblies and Montana Public Radio, no fear of a Peregrine on a perch near-by, brave! He is so missed and the perfect friend forever.