Patched up and ready to fly

I have no idea how, because we live on the 4th floor of an apartment building, but somehow, we had a swirly little visitor on our deck this morning.  Snails are lovely….and looked very photogenic with our tacky garden ornament, on a mirror, and climbing on our cypress tree.

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This afternoon, Dennis and I attended an open house/fundraiser at the OWL Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre.  Their specialty is rehabilitating and educating people about the safety and well being of birds of prey.  Right now, they’re patching up and helping about 100 birds, that have been brought from all over the Province.  We also witnessed the release of two bald eagles, who had been brought in injured, but were returned to live the life they were meant to live today.  (I got all emotional…)  They also help/adopt domestic birds that are either neglected or given up.  What an inspiring organization and what a fun afternoon.  Thank you OWL, we support you, and will be back to visit again.

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On the way back from OWL, we drove through some farmland, past a golf course and made a stop at Richmond Country Farms.  There, we got bargain fruit and vegetables, and some time with farm animals at the petting zoo.  I challenge anyone NOT to smile at some of these little goat photos.  🙂  Good luck!  And have a good Sunday!!!

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. Mary says:

    That looks like the cockatiel we had when I was growing up, Robbie or Richard (had two names, depended on whomever was talking with him at the moment)! He had a good vocabulary, some not so nice that my grandfather taught him. His first were “bird dog” …my brother played the Everly Brothers, “Bird Dog” record over and over. “Gone to the beer joint,” “dirty bird,” “Gigette” the female cockatiel’s name, my name “Mary,” etc. He would walk back and forth on his perch first thing in the morning until he had a piece of our buttered toast. Mom would place him in the window during summer months and he’d whistle. One time I ran all the way into the house to see what she wanted only to find it was Robbie! Both of these pets lived well into the teens and early 20s. Miss those birdies and know they are in God’s bird heaven with all the other fine feathered friends. Sorry for my “story,” but have a great rest of Sunday and an even better work week ahead.

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    1. Roz LeBlanc says:

      I love your story Mary! Thank you!!!!!

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  2. findingradiance says:

    We have a raptor center here that rehabs birds and does public education. Very cool. Of course, bald eagles make us emotional here as that is our national bird!

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  3. Fran says:

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh I fell in love with the baby goats.

    What a special moment to witness the release of the eagles. There is a bird rehab center close here too. Love that people take care of birds and other animals.
    Bella and I did some bird rescuing ourselves too yesterday. We were on our morning walk when I saw a huge crow attacking a duck family. He was trying to get one of the baby ducks but the mother was over protective and fought with him. So Bella and I ran towards them to chase the crow away which he did. Then I let Bella pretend she would be chasing the ducks just to get them into the water.
    I know baby ducks are often eaten by other birds but never saw it actually happen before.

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    1. Roz LeBlanc says:

      AWWWWW!!!!! Glad you and Bella came to the birdies rescue!!! ❤

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