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Taiga, Great Grey Owl at TRC

Posted in Bird Photography, Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 3, 2020 by lilybug1960

Taiga, Great Grey Owl at TRC.
 
I could look at Taiga and her facial expressions for hours. Becky, the Education Director at the Teton Raptor Center, said Taiga has the look like she is always surprised. That is the perfect description for her. The “shot” still alludes me that I want to get of her, the one where she is looking directly into the camera. I have several that are close, but depth of field is an issue. I get her beak sharp, but the eyes are a little soft. I will just consider it something to look forward to visiting in 2021 at our Winter Workshop in the Tetons.
 
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Beatrix, the female American Kestrel at TRC

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Beatrix, the female American Kestrel at TRC.
 
I posted an image recently of Frost the male American Kestrel, and also one of them together a while back, but this is Beatrix’s portrait. She is not as colorful as her male counterpart, but absolutely beautiful as well. The Teton Raptor Center is fantastic not only for the birds they have in their Educational Program, but for all the birds in the area.
 
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K2, Eurasian Eagle Owl, at the TRC

Posted in Bird Photography, Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 28, 2020 by lilybug1960

K2, Eurasian Eagle Owl at the TRC.
 
Yesterday I shared an image of Frost, the smallest bird at the Teton Raptor Center, today is K2, a Eurasian Eagle Owl. I can’t remember how tall Becky told us she was, and I know never to ask a woman her weight, but lets just say, she is substantially larger than Frost. She can not be released into the wild because she is non-native to American and was captive bred and raised. They are larger than the Great Horned Owl and very closely resemble them with the distinct difference being the orange eyes vs the yellow eyes of the Great Horned Owl. Doing these educational programs with the TRC is not only informative but you can obviously see that the photographic opportunities can be fantastic.
 
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Frost, male American Kestrel at TRC

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Frost, male American Kestrel at TRC.
 
One of the birds that fascinate me the most when we do our educational program with the Teton Raptor Center is Frost, the male American Kestrel. Frost is the smallest of the raptors at TRC, but super popular. He came to the TRC as the result of being frozen to a pipe during a storm. The end result was he is unable to fly, but is very active and a great ambassador. I wanted to include the hand to give an idea of size. Kestrels feed mainly on smaller prey including grasshoppers and large insects. I remember when I was younger always seeing them on power lines beside fields.
 
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Hardeman, the Red-tailed Hawk at TRC

Posted in Bird Photography, Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 23, 2020 by lilybug1960

Hardeman, the Red-tailed Hawk at TRC.
 
When we take our group to the educational program with the Teton Raptor Center, Becky, the Educational Director, will often ask if we can capture a few images of birds they need for their purposes. We are always glad to do what we can to help so we focused on a few birds this year for her. Hardeman was one of the birds we spent extra time with for portraits. Hardeman is named for the historic barn that is located on the property where the TRC is located. This past year the moved the barn over slightly to help preserve it for years to come. Hardeman was brought to the Center after being struck by a car and lost vision in his right eye. With all the focus on the renovations at the TRC and how incredible it will be with all the new structures, the historic barn will be a center point of how the new there has embraced the historic past of the property. Hardeman’s namesake will be talked about often and each time he educates someone the story of his name will be mentioned. He has a big year ahead of him and well, many more as well. Hopefully our portraits will help in the efforts of the TRC.
 
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Hunter, the Peregrine Falcon at the Teton Raptor Center

Posted in Bird Photography, Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 19, 2020 by lilybug1960

Hunter, the Peregrine Falcon at Teton Raptor Center.
 
Peregrine Falcons are almost as fascinating to me as Eagles. They aren’t as majestic, but just as fascinating in my opinion. Hunter is one of the resident education birds and can not be released into the wild. He was born with a visual defect that would prevent him from successfully hunting in the wild. He is always a favorite with our groups, and I love watching the group as they learn more about Peregrines. I can’t express my thanks enough to the folks at the Teton Raptor Center for all they do for the birds in the greater Yellowstone area as well as our groups and all that visit.
 
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Owly, my favorite Owl

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Owly, my favorite Owl.
 
Owly is the resident Great Horned Owl at the Teton Raptor Center, and is responsible (sort of) for starting the TRC as we know it today. The story goes the Founders of the TRC were rehabbing birds at their home, and Owly (named by the Founder’s young daughter) was being housed in the bathtub. The daughter went to take a bath but couldn’t so she went in and insisted that the parents get the owl out of the tub! It was the inspiration for them to acquire a bigger and better place to do their work. Owly was the first bird we photographed years ago at the TRC and my images of her have been featured in several of the TRC’s literature as well as some pieces by Tamron. She is just beautiful and has reached so many people in her work as an ambassador for wildlife. I loved this image of her as she was looking over her “shoulder” as if she was striking a pose. Please check out the Teton Raptor Center’s website. https://tetonraptorcenter.org/
 
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