This week I visited my parent’s in Southern Indiana for perhaps the most busy few days of the year. Typically when I visit, we do a lot of lounging around the house, watching movies and playing video games. This time it was a whirlwind of activities…enough for it’s own blog entry. We stopped by local artist, Rosey Bolte of The Uncommon Gourd, who makes folk-painted gourds.
She told us that volunteers from the Indiana Raptor Center would shortly arrive to release 3 young falcons back into the wild. We decided to stick around for the show. Here is a 4 minute video that captures the experience and features my father getting his finger bitten and me repeating the word “wow” over and over. This rendition of saving a falcon was much more successful than my previous attempt.