Hawks, Eagles, and Owls, Oh My
Since my theme song mentions “Watch an eagle as it was flying,” I had to add that to my list of fifty new adventures and found The Ontario Falconry Centre.
Liz, Deb, Jodie, Laura and myself met Sam and he spent hours with us talking about raptors. That’s the fancy way of saying birds of prey. I’ve been schooled. I was most surprised to learn that birds feel no connection to humans or other living creatures. This might explain the dislike I had for those budgies I had when I was a teenager. Not only were they smelly and a bitch to clean up after, I felt they resented my being in their lives. I blame the birds now. The closure feels wonderful.
Having those big raptors perched on my arm did feel thrilling. They would look me right in the eye and I felt something, but it wasn’t a connection. It was more of a threat or I felt their power and intensity. Because I’m a giver, I will let you know NOT to look an owl in the eye when they are an arm’s length from you. Sam saved me, but it could have been really scary. Thankfully, I didn’t even know to be scared until afterwards.
BTW: There is an Easter Egg in the video, do you see it? And by Easter Egg, I don’t mean the chocolate kind, because those can’t be anywhere near me without it becoming my snack. You could say, I’m the raptor of chocolate.
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