TECO Manatee Viewing Center
The photo in this entry, I cannot take credit for. It was one I “snagged”…but I did get a few!
Sunflower was reading about the red-tailed hawk. The one at the sanctuary was blind in one eye, so he couldn't hunt in the wild.
There were all kinds of different injuries. Some were minor so the birds could be rehabilitated and returned to the wild, but several of the birds had long-term injuries which would require them to live out their days in the sanctuary.
This poor guy above was missing his top bill.
…and got attacked by these guys! I took this photo as they were hovering directly over my head on a quest to grab my sandwich. (I won't tell you what they did on Ant's head!)