I did not take many pictures of the birds in cages. I did managed to take this one of Mathilda a majestic Great Horned Owl, who is also part of the Guardians of Ga'Hoole exhibit.
We walked the trails and came upon this neat illustration on how to draw an owl. Might have to try that someday.
You could purchase Owl pellets in the Gift Shop. You might wander what these are. I did not know but owls regurgitate what they eat.
A close look at a dissected owl pellet will reveal what they eat. Owls need to consume bird or rodent bones to get calcium. That is why an Owl as cute as they are should never be kept as pets.
We finished walking the trails with one to spare before the Bird show so we walked back to the car and relaxed in the car. My souvenir Plush Owls perched on the Sunroof look so adorable. I want to keep them but not this time.
The Volunteer in charge of the Bird Show was fantastic and quite knowledgeable of the Daytime Eating Birds of Prey. Here she educates the audience about the Cooper's Hawk.
This Peregrine Falcon is around 7 years old and suffered injury to one of its wings. It's a little sad to see a beautiful bird like this achieve sustained flight. She assured everyone they have a good life at the Center and get quite used to living around people.
Last but not least the Red Tailed Hawk has been a resident at CRC more than 20 years.
The admission to the Carolina Raptor Center is affordable and well worth what you will experience during your visit.