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Raptors I get to work with 6/7 My new trainee


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#1 Offline Acutus - Posted May 29 2019 - 4:52 PM

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I run a small Nature Center and we have some raptors but I also help out a much larger outfit so I get to work with some amazing Birds!

 

This is Storm a Barn Owl she's 13 months old and I've been training her since she was 6 weeks. She's my girl!! :D

 

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This is Khaleesi a Saker Falcon. I was asked to baby sit here for 8 weeks and ended up not hearing from the owner for like 6 months! She's mine now and in a breeding program.
 
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This is Juan Carlos a Crested Caracara He belongs to a friend of mine. :)
 
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And this is Reno she's an Eurasian Eagle Owl. She's now being kept at a Zoo in NY.
 
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there are more I'll look through pics and see if I can find some. Hope you like. :D

 

 

 

 


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Billy

 

Currently keeping:

Camponotus chromaiodes

Camponotus castaneus

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Aphaenogaster "NOT tennesseensis" fulva


#2 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted May 29 2019 - 5:06 PM

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There are soooo many barn owls the my yard, you can't not hear them!
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#3 Offline Acutus - Posted May 29 2019 - 5:07 PM

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There are soooo many barn owls the my yard, you can't not hear them!

 

See here they are a Threatened Species. Crazy right?


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Billy

 

Currently keeping:

Camponotus chromaiodes

Camponotus castaneus

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Aphaenogaster "NOT tennesseensis" fulva


#4 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted May 29 2019 - 5:10 PM

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Yea that's weird. They like to hang out on the power lines in my neighborhood. :)

#5 Offline Acutus - Posted June 7 2019 - 5:26 PM

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This is my new trainee!! Just got him today! A 5 week old Eurasian Eagle Owl.  :yahoo:  :yahoo:  :yahoo:

 

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Billy

 

Currently keeping:

Camponotus chromaiodes

Camponotus castaneus

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Aphaenogaster "NOT tennesseensis" fulva


#6 Offline Zeiss - Posted June 7 2019 - 8:23 PM

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I love raptors!  I've always wanted to learn how to be a falconeer or work with eagles to hunt like the Mongolians.  Raptors in general are amazing and I'd love to get close to them in person.



#7 Offline Acutus - Posted June 8 2019 - 4:21 AM

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I love raptors!  I've always wanted to learn how to be a falconeer or work with eagles to hunt like the Mongolians.  Raptors in general are amazing and I'd love to get close to them in person.

 

It is amazing to be able to do for sure, but it's also a ton of work. :D This bird is actually one the Mongolian Eagle Hunters fear!! they've been known to kill the Golden Eagles they fly. (of course there's mongolians that also fly Eagle Owls. ;)) The Eagle Hunters will actually weave Eagle Owl feathers into the back feathers of the Golden Eagles to protect them! 


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Currently keeping:

Camponotus chromaiodes

Camponotus castaneus

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Aphaenogaster "NOT tennesseensis" fulva


#8 Offline Wa.Va - Posted June 9 2019 - 2:27 AM

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Love them! I cared for jackdaws and crows. My ultimate dream would be caring for a raven. But after I had some falconry lessons. And more time. Now I have this amazing lovely cockatiel who is always with us.
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#9 Offline FeedTheAnts - Posted June 17 2019 - 5:28 PM

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Thank you so much for caring for the birds! Nothing is quite as awesome as seeing a huge owl fly from it's nest late at night. It's great that you have an opportunity to work with a nature center.


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#10 Offline NickAnter - Posted Yesterday, 3:31 PM

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That Eagle Owl is so funny looking!

Currently keeping:             

Camponotus hyatti (1, single queen, 1 worker.)                     "Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground." -Theodore Roosevelt

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---Solenopsis molesta(1 tube with 8 queens, one fertile)

---Monomorium ergatognya(1) Pheidole navigans(3 separate queens) Hypoponera spp. (2 separate queens)

Hoping to get soon:Camponotus fragilis,Lasius pallitarsis and brevicornis,Formica argentea,Stigmatomma pallipes/oregonense and Pogonomyrmex californicus.





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