today was busy at the raptor center. i was the only volunteer, so there was lots of work to do. cleaning and feeding and watering, as usual. and then i learned a little about handling the birds. here i am with ariel, a (very patient) peregrine falcon.
i also learned how to handle the rehab birds, and helped out feeding a great horned owl in the ICU. lesson learned for the day, from diana: "hold your hand here behind his head so that if he turns around he can't bite you. that way you don't have to explain to the emergency room nurse how an owl bit you on the breast."