Posts Tagged ‘Carolina Raptor Center’

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I've been at the museum since 2010. I love to read and learn; it's rare that a day goes by at work when I'm not suppressing the urge to spew out something cool I just learned to my coworkers. In my spare time, I play the 'cello, snuggle my dog and reminisce about snowmen and Nor'easters.
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Raptor Center Road Trip & a Quiz!

July 22nd, 2013

Kimberly and I recently took a road trip out to the Carolina Raptor Center in Huntersville, NC to pick up our two new owls. The trip out was uneventful (unlike the ride home) and we got to walk around the facility before crating up our birds for the van ride home.  Here are photos of few of the residents at the Raptor Center. How many raptors can you ID?

#1

#2

#3

#4

#5

Join the conversation:

  1. I thought at first that #1 was a Black-shouldered Kite (part of the wing looks very dark) and I can’t see the tail which would by white in black-shouldered. Also, B-s Kite is a southwest bird, which I thought would eliminate it, but I see you have two more SW species below.
    From what I can see of bird #1, I’m going to have to go with Mississippi Kite based on the lores and foot color, and I think I can see a tiny bit of a dark tail…
    Bird #2 is Peregrine Falcon.
    Bird #3, Crested Caracara.
    Bird #4, Harris’ Hawk.
    Bird #5, Barn Owl.

    Posted by Ranger Greg
  2. Keeper Comment :

    You’ve got them all, Greg!

    Posted by Sarah Van de Berg

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