Yesterday I made friends with a Cockatoo named Angel, who was so friendly that I thought she wanted to go home with me:

And today I paid a visit to the Raptor Center to look at my friends there. They have a Barn Owl (Tyto alba) which I have inappropriately given the inappropriate name of “Barney.” Earlier today, Barney was nice enough to let me photograph him eating:

Yum yum yummy!

Then there’s the Bald Eagle who thinks he’s human. He has bonded with humans to such a neurotic degree that they can’t let him go. He didn’t mind my camera:

Absolutely beautiful bird, though he looks more patriotic than he is.

MORE: And here’s a profile view: