First we met "Ivan" the Great Horned Owl. He was quite a handsome fellow.
Notice how Ivan is all hunched over? This, in combination with the chirps he was making, signaled that he'd really had enough of us all and wanted to go back to his enclosure.
The next bird he brought out was a beautiful Red-shouldered Hawk. He's only been at the park for 3 or 4 months, and they haven't named him yet. Look at that wing and the puffed up crest on his head!
Unfortunately this hawk lost 1/3 of his left wing in an automobile collision. He will never be able to fly again. The same is true for Ivan the owl, who is also missing a portion of one of his wings.
Despite the missing bit of wing, he's still quite a majestic-looking bird. I suggested that they name him Cinnamon.
We also got to check out this American Toad. We usually run across one or two of these in our yard every summer.
This is a male Red-tailed Hawk that did not get brought out for our close inspection. They have a male and female together in the same enclosure, and I think they are hoping for some breeding activity.
More Hocking Hills photos to come, including water birds,waterfalls, and lots of spring wildflowers!