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Once past the hotel swimming pool and onto the beach, there was more to behold as the moon slowly said farewell to us and to the rising sun.
Sometimes you just have to stop and capture that moment in time for it will never exist again. Yes, I know that there will be other sunrises and moons etc. over this swimming pool but there will never be an exact moment like this again.
The sanctuary has an aviary that guests can walk through to view and interact with the song birds. The Blue Jays and Orioles will sometimes eat from a visitor’s hand, decide to inspect your bag or even land on your head…which is what happened to DH with a Blue Jay. Cheeky bird!
Seymour is a Great Horned Owl and the biggest owl I have ever seen. She has been a resident at the sanctuary since 2004 as she had fallen from her nest and broke her wing making her unable to fly; she is used to educate people about owls. Seymour’s feet are quite feathery unlike the other owls I’ve shown but she still has those vicious looking raptor claws. The wind was starting to pick up while I was photographing Seymour causing her feathers to get ruffled you could say but there was always this one feather that stuck straight up while he others fell back into place; you can see it in the photos.
This last weekend of April saw the 16th annual Mohican Wildlife Weekend. What is that? I’m not quite sure I know either but we got caught up in it nonetheless. You can read all about it here since I’m still not quite sure what it was all about but I did learn that it takes place in several different areas here in Ohio. We went to the Ohio Bird Sanctuary to see and take photos of the birds there which happened to be one of the areas involved in the weekends events.
The birds were beautiful, I learned some new things about them, I could’ve sworn one crow said Ohio (or perhaps it was just Hi) and DH got really up close and personal with a Blue Jay. Can you find the little Screech Owl, Laz, sitting in this tree trunk? He blends in very well which you will see next.