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Hand fed barn owl

Hand fed barn owl

I had the opportunity to hand feed a chick to a retired education barn owl and I gave a fish to an osprey who was < a foot away. The osprey was very vocal about the fish. So I told him "you're welcome" as I exited his flight cage. I feel like a little kid in awe when I'm at the birds of prey center.

Although was worried. My legs were a bit more wobbly yesterday 🙁

Photo is of a barn owl.

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P.S. Interesting story about the barn owl. She was abused as an owlet by her siblings and suffered both physical and emotional trauma 😢

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Beautiful picture. Hope the legs are better today.

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Erash, you seem to have struck gold with this volunteering opportunity - I can tell how much you are enjoying it : ) Are you taking your cane with you to 'work' ? Are you finding that the leg wobbliness is due to you being on your legs more at your workplace ? x

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angelite wobbly legs on sand, gravel and over roots of trees (the terrain of the center) on a rather warm afternoon while following behind a 20+ yr. old who was showing me the ropes. Unfortunately, I'm enjoying it too much to give in and admit that it may not be an ideal activity 😬

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Ah, possible overheating and rough terrain - understandable ! Would they have a problem with you using your cane when needed ? x

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PS. There are no 'unsuitable ' activities - only adjustments to make them safer and easier : ) x

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Hope when you rest you have good padding etc.Hope those legs feel better soon...

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I was wondering what the temperature was, and if you seem to be more wobbly when it is warm/hot.

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Iona60 low 80s and yes I'm sure the weather was having an effect...which tells me I will likely need to do something inside there as it gets warmer.

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Liz, that sounds so awesome! I have to admit I'm jealous of your incredible volunteering job. Keep up the great work! Love, Kelly

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We have lots of barn owls fly around near us. We always associate them with being night birds, but they can often be seen flying low looking for mice in the ploughing during the day. Gorgeous creatures. Enjoy, keep riding Freedom as much as you can, I found that it really helped the balance, blessings Jimeka

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What a beautiful bird erash and l had to look up what an osprey looked liked. 😁 They have really cool faces!

Please be careful! They have things like the "quadpod" for the bottom of your cane. To give it a bit more, but not alot of stability. And it will stand on its own. ☺🌠

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Saw quad pods at our grocery store yesterday when I was picking up some meds. Only $13. You find it helpful Jesmcd2 ?

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I like how it stands alone!! And less moving parts like the hurrycane. I get one of practical when l buy things. 😅 Cost against, wear and tear. Just cause it looks cool, is it going to hold up in the snow salt we have here?🌠

But that's just me😅 erash

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Did you take this picture? If not, did the one you fed look just like this? He is beautiful. Must have also been so fun with the osprey. We get them dive bombing for fish in our lake. So fun to watch.

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Not my photo Iona60 but does look like her. She's a bit fuller looking.

Other photos were posted on the centers private FB site

Not allowed to take photos in the cage and cutting ✂️ up their food gets pretty messy so I leave my phone in the car.

That must be cool to see the osprey diving after fish.

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Wow, I am envious!

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Gorgeous bird!

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erash thank you for sharing...how wonderful...when I first got to Idaho I saw a snow owl..majestic...yet simple...I miss my birds back east...Cardinals.....

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