VINS!

Last weekend, my boyfriend took me to the Vermont Institute of Natural Science, aka VINS. Or the Bird Store, as he calls it. Or the Bird Zoo, as I call it! It’s part nature trails and part bird sanctuary located in Quechee, VT. We picked a great day because there was only a couple other people visiting when we did. And the birds! The birds are amazing!

Some of the birds are visiting, meaning they were found injured and are staying until they are healed enough to return to the wild. Other birds are permanent residents because they are either too injured to survive on their own or have been in captivity so long that they can no longer take care of themselves.

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We saw Bald Eagles, several different kinds of Hawks, Snowy, Barred, Great Gray, and Great Horned Owls, Ravens, Turkey Vultures, and a Peregrine Falcon! And we got to measure our wing spans:

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We’re definitely going back!

Oh, and here are the Bald Eagles talking :)

 

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