I have to share a great experience. Inspiration has shot through the roof! Recently I began volunteering at Liberty Wildlife which is a non-profit avian rehabilitation, conservation, research, (you name it-they do it) organization here in Phoenix, Arizona.
To witness the birds that I have been looking at only in books and photographs first hand is amazing. To experience their true size, to see them in motion, and to interact with them...its almost to much to take in!
But the most wonderful thing to witness is their personalities. Not only the characteristics of their species (like the wicked, intense stare of a golden eagle or the intimidating hiss of a great horned owl) but of them as an individual. Each is truly unique and I am grateful to share time with them.