|Photos by Matt Ball 10/10/12|
We took my "oldest" friend (i.e., friend I've known the longest - 31+ years) to the ASDM when she was visiting recently (from Michigan), and had perfect timing. The trainers were working with this 5-month-old barn owl in preparation for the Raptor Free Flight and let us stay to watch. This owl seemed reluctant to fly over us while we were standing, so we crouched down and waited. He zoomed about 2 inches from my friend's head! Very cool!