NUMBER 2: “FOCUS”The second most viewed Blue Lion Photo of 2011 was taken in Awendaw, South Carolina at one of my favorite places. The Center for Birds of Prey is an amazing organization that has rehabilitated close to 6000 raptors over the past 20 years as well as providing the Charleston, South Carolina area a world-class educational facility supporting these impressive birds.
“Focus” features a Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax) which is an eagle that is found throughout African and Southern Asia. It is primarily a carrion feeder, although it will also take small reptiles and mammals up to rabbit size. Thankfully, Tawny Eagles are not threatened, and are rated as a “Least Concern” in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Please return tomorrow to view the Final installment of this series where I will share the most popular Blue Lion Photo of 2011!