Thursday, October 15, 2009

Birdies!

Last weekend Mommy and Daddy went to an open house at Chintimini Wildlife Rehab Center to celebrate the 20th anniversary of this wonderful organization. Chintimini provides the treatment and care necessary to return injured, orphaned, or sick wildlife to their natural habitat. Some animals cannot be returned to the wild due to the nature of their injuries though. If we had known what they were going to see before they went, we would have gone with them! They saw really big birdies such as Morgan the Sparred Owl.
And Azjnii the Great-horned owl. Azjnii is at Chintimini because he has cataracts so can't hunt on his own.
They also saw this Red Tail Hawk
and this one.
Isn't this little owl cute? He was such a tiny thing we don't know why Mommy couldn't bring him home to play with us!
This isn't a birdie but he is certainly a big boy! He had to stay in the car but it was a cool day and the windows were down. If not, we're sure Mommy would have done something since she hates to see doggies left in a car with the windows up.
Since Mommy and Daddy visited these birdies last weekend, I'm going to watch to see if they come visit us in return.
We hope you enjoyed seeing the birdies as much as we did!
Have a great Purrsday!
Isabella

36 comments:

Cat with a Garden said...

Those kind of birdies are very impressive because they hunt too. They are all very beautiful!

Duni said...

Amazing birds. I think Sammy is a little afraid of the big ones, though :)

Grampy said...

Isabella.You would have to be careful of the Hawk.They don't always play nice.

Sandy said...

I'm reading through some of the blogs I follow this morning. I always love stopping by your place. I saw some captive birds of prey this Summer at a wild life preserve. Aren't they beautiful?

Furkidsmom said...

Those are cool birdies! You're all ready to see them when they come visit your Mom!!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

The Creek Cats said...

The birds are beautiful! We have a Wildlife Shelter like yours near our home. Thank goodness for all they do for these animals who need rehab!

Our mom loves Owls, they make her happy!

The Monkeys said...

We sure hope those cute birdies come over to visit! You look like you're in the standard tortie 'welcome' pose, Isabella!

NICO Designs said...

My son likes to smush (sp?) his face against the window like that dog. Not the car window. The windows at home. Just in case you thought I meant in the car!

How in the world did they find a bird with cataracts? It's not like birds make appointments to the doctor. Hmmmm.

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

OMC!!! Did you know owls were our mom's favorite??? That little Saw`Whet owl is too precious! We would like him to come see us too! And, we're hoping they ALL come and visit you!!!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

My mom loves them!

She's got the knakhk fur spotting them whilst she's out and about too - another khool part of her transports is getting to see all the hawks (and sometimes eagles) along I81!

The other day one of our neighbourhood hawks buzzed past the bakhkyard with a snakhk whilst being 'chased' by one of the khrows!

Mom says THANK YOU fur sharing these khool pikhtures!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

the casbah kitten said...

Wow. Those aren't little snack birds...they're buffets! But those beakies look kinda dangerous.

Meghann LittleStudio said...

Wow! What amazing Birdies! I had my jaw open at the beautiful birds, and Arwen looked interested too!
You are a very good watch-tortie, Isabella, I am sure they were happy to have you guarding the house :)

Tulip's Talking said...

Sharla, your writing is so creative...I'm LMBO "to see if they come visit us in return"

Thats a dog?

I feel the same way about humans leaving furbabies in cars.

Sakura said...

:0
I love those pictures
;)
I love also birds.....
:)

Roses and Lilacs said...

I did enjoy seeing those birds and the handsome dog too. I really admire the work those wildlife rehabers do for injured birds.
Marnie

Milo and Alfie said...

WOW! The birds were incredible. Thanks for sharing. Wot a wonderful job they do caring for the wild animals like that. We think they're pawsome.

Rose Works Jewelry said...

Looks like a lot of fun!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Wow...what beautiful birds!
And the doggie looks so cute stuffed into that car...glad it was a cool day!

Theresa said...

Sounds like a good day. I love those owls, starting to think I have a thing for them.

Buggys said...

These birds are just beautiful!

The Army of Four said...

WOW! What totally cool birdies! That Azjnii guy is really a handsome fella, isn't he?
What a great organization - we love hearing that they care for injured wildlife!
Play bows,
Zim

Ann said...

Great photos,Love the owl and the hawk too. I keep seeing hawks flying around here but can never get a good picture. Love hearing about places like this

Patrice @ The Soap Seduction said...

The hawks are beautiful! I wish we had such beautiful birds here....sigh..

UberArt said...

What beautiful birds! I hear owls at night in the woods behind our house but I've never seen them (yet).

Vanessa said...

Beautiful birdies :)

katztales said...

I wish we had that here. Most Malaysians see an injured animal and eat it. Or sell it as "traditional medicine."

Lin said...

Kitties have to watch out for those birdies! They'll eat you!!! Yikes.

thatdesigngal said...

It makes me so happy to see such wonderful people taking care of such stunning creatures! Thanks for sharing, I have never heard of them before. They have a great website!

Thanks!

Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

They are all so beautiful!

Sara Katt said...

October 16th, 2009
Wonderful owls! You have a good thing going for you that you mix the real owls with jewellery and accessories with the owl-theme.
We're trying to do jewellery on a cat-theme, but it is difficult to find good cat-charms if you are not a trained smith and can make them yourself. We have found a cat bead made of silver by a Danish goldsmith, but they are so expensive. Your "I =heart= my cat/dog are nice"
Purrs from a frustrated cat-fashion consultant
Sara Cat

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

Such beautiful birds! I'm going to be looking outside too, maybe they'll come visit me. Sorry I missed Purrsday - hope you had a good one. Love, Moon

The OP Pack said...

Great post for the month of Halloween - who who who!!! We love that bag.

Have a great weekend, the OP Pack

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Wow those are some cool birdies! But I think it is better that they aren't there to play with you - they are way more aggressive then the birds you are probably used to seeing! But it is cool that there is a place there to take care of them when they need the help!

livingglassart said...

Great shots of these lovely raptors. So thankful that there are rehab places that can care for these normally elusive birds and create a better awareness of their value in the environment.

LindaGJ said...

What beautiful creatures and a beautiful post!
Linda :)

tahtimbo said...

Terrific birds! It reminds me of the owls that are in a tree across the street from us. You can hear them screeching at night and it is really cool to see them fly over our house. Isabella, at least you can dream of these birds while taking one of your infrequent naps ;)