Coming in.. #bird #owl #barnowl #wildlife #instabird

Archer, looking more like an adult red shouldered hawk every day. #bird #hawk #wildlife #nature

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Do you like hawks or falcons more?
avianrecon avianrecon Said:

I don’t know if I can say! I’m a big fan of the American Kestrel - they’re incredibly plucky little birds, and they haven’t been doing so well population-wise over the last several decades, so I’m rooting for them to make a comeback. That being said. it’s amazing to watch Harris Hawks fly, especially when they’re hunting in a pack.

All birds look a little raggity when molting, but I think Screech Owls have the hardest molt of all. Hunter and Lucy both look pitiful this time of year - they’ve lost almost all their feather tufts. Thankfully, they’ll have all new feathers soon! #bird #owl #screechowl

Getting some bird time. #bird #owl #barredowl #igbird

This is Chester, an American kestrel from this spring. He was unable to be released due to a leg injury, so he’ll live with us at ARC as an education bird, teaching people about Floridas smallest falcon. #bird #kestrel #rehab

Despite the heat, the first thing Astro wants to do when he comes out is take a sunbath. It must feel nice on the feathers. 🐤💕☀️ #bird #hawk #harris #falconry

#TBT to Ike as a three year old, just getting his white head. He still has a few dark feathers behind the eyes. #bird #eagle #wildlife #rehab

This fall we’re holding an Intro to Falconry Workshop at ARC. I’m looking at pictures from past years and getting excited! #bird #falcon #barbary #falconry (at www.arc4raptors.org)

It’s summer, and all the birds are busy molting. Can you see the tiny new pin feathers that Callie is growing in? #bird #kestrel #falcon #wildlife

Yesterday was a good day for flying. Until the rains came. 

Astro, being quite polite at weigh time. #bird #harrishawk #raptor #falconry

I’ll never get over how awesome bald eagles are. I’m so lucky to get to work with them. 🐤👍 #bird #eagle #wildlife #rehab

TBT to last fall, and our Barbary Falcon in juvenile plumage. Fall is my favorite season - the weather cools down, and all the birds start flying again! #bird #falcon #barbary #falconry #igbird