None of this baby owl cuteness would be visible if a brave soul didn't climb up the tree and send them down to the earth-bound owl fanciers on the ground.
Enter Jeff, RAPTOR's resident tree climber and bander. Being a certified acrophobe, I can only marvel at the courage and skill it takes to do this. Here are a few of the dozens of photos I took while watching Jeff in action.
Starting at the bottom.
Already too high up for me.
Now it's getting really scary.(That multi-colored bag hanging off his left hip is the official Owlet Transfer Device.)
What goes up must come down.
Thanks, Jeff, for letting us have a glimpse into your world.