Another day, another photoshoot with a bird at the TR Sanctuary in Oyster Bay. Today’s bird is a Great Horned Owl (GHOW) who has been with the TR Sanctuary for so long that she’s already been retired for nearly a decade.
As a young Owl, she successfully took down a Racoon but lost a wing in the process. She’s now 34 years old, which is quite old considering that few reach 20 in the wild. She enjoys a daily meal which typically consists of two gerbils, and she basically gets to sit out in the fresh air all day long with no responsibilities. Because she avoids the public eye, this photoshoot is an incredibly rare opportunity to see her! Enjoy!