A few weekends ago, I sent mom on a Big World Assignment to the Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge up near Sherman TX. This is about 45 minutes north of us. There was an event going on called BirdFest, and everyone knows how I love birdies! These were some really big birdies!
Though mom and I don't like seeing birds in captivity, mom did learn a lot at the presentation from traveling exhibition called The Raptor Project. She also saw these birds way close up!
There were lots of birds of prey there but the star of the show was Uncle Sam, the Bald Eagle! He has been with the owners of this exhibition for 20 years, as he lost a portion of his left wing in an accident a long time ago.
The owners of this traveling show do wildlife rehabilitation. Those birds that they can heal get released back into the wild, but those that sustain serious injuries and can not be released back in the wild, stay with this traveling road show. The show helps educate people about these wonderful feathered friends. The owner of the show says he hires "the handicapped".
Uncle Sam: Hi JB! I hope you think I am fabulous! Your mom said this is the closest she has ever seen a Bald Eagle before!
Thank you for this Big World Report, mom! I really like Uncle Sam, and I do think he is fabulous!
Happy Memorial Day weekend to all!