Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Quechee gorge and the VINS center

We stopped in Vermont on the way home. Took a quick walk to see the Quechee gorge. Rather a breath taking view.
The reason for going through Vermont was to stop at the VINS center (just a stone's throw from the gorge). We discovered it by accident last spring while in need of a place to let the kids run around. VINS is a raptor center with every thing from hawks to owls and eagles. To be sure it is a rare thing to be so close to such powerful, beautiful birds. The red tail hawk above is part of their raptor show. She has a permanently damaged wing and is not a strong enough flyer to live in the wild. Almost all the birds at the center have been permanently injured so that they can no longer live in the wild.

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