We met this barn owl in Antelope Valley California. (Please click to enlarge).
He was rescued due to an injured wing and lives in a California state park named Velasquez Rocks (more on this park later).
His name is Scooter and he is cared for by the Park Rangers.
The Holler Hawks have been flying closer lately!
Sometimes quite close over my head which is a big thrill.
They have figured out I am not a threat to them.
I can identify different hawks by their missing feathers.
The best way to see a hawk of course is in free flight!
Sending wishes for the Happiest of Holidays flying your way,
From South Lake Tahoe!