Give me a hug!
Even when they grow they are still your babies.
Joining a scout hike by accident:
They came out of a conservation building with a lady talking like she might be a docent for nature hikes. I joined in not saying anything to anyone. I stood off and shot some pics before I asked a few questions and found they had attended the previous hourly lectures, and were going out for a hike to get a badge. I returned and heard the next presentation. LOL!!
This tiny Screech Owl has lost an eye so it is used for presentations.
This Barn Owl was ready for release, it had been treated for a concussion.