The Twelve Days of Birding (#3)

Eagle, Golden
Spirit the Golden Eagle

















 On the Third Day of Christmas, migration gave to me:

3 Raptor Families!

In the October of 2009, we went to the Eagle Festival which was being held at the nearby high school. This takes place to celebrate the best known Golden Eagle migration route in the world! The Alberta Birds of Prey Foundation visited with three raptor families – Falcon, Owl and an amazing Golden Eagle named Spirit.

Spirit was unreleasable as she had been shot through one eye and the bullet went through to the other, damaging it severely. After that I kept coming back until it became a regular, annual thing for us.

Species that they had on display that day:

  • Golden Eagle
  • Barn Owl
  • Short-eared Owl
  • Burrowing Owl
  • American Kestrel

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