These are some from the Mountsberg Raptor Rescue Centre northwest of Toronto. I'd highly recommend a visit to this place, for the education and the photo ops. Wonderful patient staff who are very educated in the avian world. Most of these birds are permanent residents due to either injury or human imprinting. First of all, we have the beautiful turkey vulture! This owl was hilarious. He seemed to love the bath because of the hot still air.... Before: Getting started... Ohhhh, I've had enough water, thankyou very much! and now for my closeup, Mr. DeMille... Then we had this sweet little Kestrel male... and this red tailed hawk I want to go back! They have a bald eagle, a snowy owl and LOTS more! I even talked one of the staff members into stopping by and seeing if he likes our Cafe. He's a terrific guy and a Nikon Shooter!!!! :biggrin: Let's all give Kevin a great welcome, and he can give us ALL SORTS of information regarding birds.