How exciting to run into the great volunteers from WERC – Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center and their amazing birds at Los Gatos Birdwatcher!
These birds either had an injury that meant they could not be released back into the wild or they had been imprinted by humans (as was the case with the acorn woodpecker who would be attacked by her own kind). These birds now serve as educational ambassadors in the community at schools and the like.
What a privilege to see these fascinating birds up so close and so glad I could take lots of photos for future reference. I’ve already picked up a mushroom teacup for the barn owl.
WERC’s friendly volunteers. Did you know that owls can’t move their eyes?
Great Horned Owl