A couple of weeks ago mother took Victor to a bird show being held at the library. The show was hosted by volunteers from the Delta OWL (Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation) Center. They specialize in caring for injured birds of prey.
On their way out Victor and Mother got a pamphlet with info and the address of the facilities. So on our way to Vancouver yesterday, we passed by to get a closer look at the beautiful birds. (The facilities and place itself is huge!) OWL is made up mostly of volunteers and have been funded solely by the public’s donation with no government funding for over four years now. Yeah. They’re pretty cool. Oh! By the way, you can click on that link and take a virtual tour of the place and “meet” the birds!
If you’re ever in Delta, I’d definitely recommend swinging by this place for an afternoon. It was definitely worth the trip.
While I was up front photographing and peeking through the cages, a volunteer came up the path and announced to everyone that an eagle was about to be released. If we wanted to see, we could come up to the front … Of course I wanted to see this!
The boy holding Bob (said eagle) was part of the rescue team that answered the call for help with an eagle that had fallen into a pond. He swam out to the bird and brought him back to the van. Bob was emaciated and weak. After about a month of TLC and nutritious food, Bob was healthy, strong and ready to be released into the wild.