Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The Center for Birds of Prey - Field Trip

W9 LOVES birds!  I'm not sure what started his fascination with them!  But anything bird related, and he is all over it!  Even his tea mug has birds on it and his ornaments he chooses each year is usually a bird.  He hopes to one day own a couple birds.  With this in mind, we decided to treat him to a field trip to the Center for Birds of Prey in Awendaw.  The weather was absolutely perfect for a day out in the sun, exploring these glorious winged creatures created by God!  Most of the birds here are injured in some manner - most often by a car.  They will never be able to return to the wild :(

When we first went in, we started with the tour, and learned about some of their birds.  Be warned... this post is going to be picture heavy!




After the walking tour, it was time for the flight demonstration.   While we had been there before, this was the best flight demonstration we had seen there!  One of our boys even got to participate!














Next up was walking over to the owl section.  They brought out some of the babies, and oh my goodness they were so precious!!!











After we walked through there, we headed back over to another section that we hadn't visited yet, and saw more birds... along with a special "guest" that K13 spotted!  Then as we headed out, we got to see a few more, closeup.












Overall, W9 was in "bird heaven."  He absolutely loved the field trip that was especially geared towards him!  It is pretty costly for our family to visit there, but it is so worth it!  I encourage you, if you are in the area, to explore their facilities and donate towards the work they are doing!