Alice the Great Horned Owl is a permanently injured owl who works at the Houston Nature Center in Houston, MN and lives with her handler, Karla Bloem. Rusty and Iris are Great Horned Owls that are both blind in their right eyes and cannot live in the wild. Rusty and Iris are breeding in captivity as part of Karla's vocal study on Great Horned Owls. All together they have led to the creation of an International Owl Center in Houston, MN and an International Festival of Owls.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Rusty Inspects His Owlets
Rusty finally gets a really, really good uninterrupted view of his owlets. It made me pretty nervous when he got down into the nest with them, but he was very gentle.