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05-12-2012, 03:44 PM
Here are some Pictures from Birds of Prey in Coledale Alberta
All of theses birds are Injured and treated at the birds of Prey Center
They are released back into the Wild after they recover. If they cannot
they are perminate residences.
The second one is an eagle which cannot be returned into the Wild
He is Blind. A woman found him on the side of a road.
He had Shotgun pellets in his eyes.
Burrowing Owl A Rare Bird
Horned Owl
And a Flock Of Pelicans
All with the 14-54 MK1 except the Pelicans 70-300 lens

05-12-2012, 07:06 PM
Lovely shots on all Fred. Really like the Pelican shot.
So sad about the Eagle.

Matt K.
05-12-2012, 11:32 PM
Wow, nice place, isn't it. The last image is a "hoot". Love it ... one can almost make out the shooter in the eye ... wonderful!

05-13-2012, 12:23 PM
I lived in Coaldale as a kid when this was first built. My dad brought a little injured burrowing owl from the C.P.Rail yards here and named it C.P.O. ( Canadian pacific owl). Always wanted to go back and see the centre, so thanks for the great set!!!!
shot # 5 is my fav!

05-13-2012, 04:21 PM
Thank you HBG, Matt and Jude01

A Great place and a Great place to take bird pictures.
The White Pelicans got the staff excited there. They were just stopping in from their migration
There were approx 2 dozen Pelicans flying in when I got there.

Lovely shots on all Fred. Really like the Pelican shot.
So sad about the Eagle.

The staff said they are going to give the Eagle the best possible life at the Birds of Prey Center.
They said he adjusted VERY Well. He will live there perminately

I can Never understand why anyone would shoot a beautiful animal . Even an Ugly one.