Raptor, Inc.

rap·tor  [rap-ter, -tawr]  n.

A bird of prey.
[Latin, one who seizes, from rapere, to seize; see rapt.]


Last Sunday morning, I met up with several nature photographers at Raptor, Inc. in Milford, Ohio.  Raptor, Inc. is a facility that raises, heals and rehabs native birds of prey back into the wild.  They also provide teaching services to help educate people about certain  species.  Within their educational program resides a few permanent feathered guests.  Permanent in that they can never be released back into the wild due to injury or other underlying issues.  So, without further adieu…

This is Scarlet, the Red-Tailed Hawk

Isis, the Almost-Albino Red-Tailed HawkWildwood, a juvenile Red-Shouldered HawkStorm, the Barn OwlSteel, the American KrestelSylvester, the Great-Horned OwlFrom left to right:  Earl (a girl) the Turkey Vulture, Lucy the Peregrine Falcon, and Priscilla the Barred OwlTo see more images, please check out my Raptor, Inc. gallery on my website!

For more information on Raptor, Inc. please visit their site: www.raptorinc.org