The Raptor Show
"Fly Tiger!" With a shrill, thrilling shriek the eagle owl leapt from the podium and soared across the auditorium ceiling to light high above in the alcove for second floor seating. We "Oooh"-ed and "Aaah"-ed and swiveled around in our seat to capture ever second of the majestic bird's flight while The Bird Man down below continued narrating Tiger's peculiar life story. You would never expect a bird that had been hit by a car only a few years ago to look so good.
But even this was only just scratching the surface. Almost all of the Bird Man's twenty or so raptors, or those that he had brought to exhibit at our school, were rehabilitated and so deemed unable to returned to the wild. This included everything from Red Tailed Hawks to Pygmy Owls to Peregrine Falcons and anything inbetween.
For almost an hour we were dazzled by more birds that we could dream of, so while in flight, some being fed, and a seminar that was as entertaining as it was educational.