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PHOTOS: Birds of prey visit Gilmanton Year-Round Library

  • An Eastern screech owl named Peeper was one of three birds educator and rehabilitator Jane Kelly of Epping talked about during a presentation at the Gilmanton Year-Round Library in Gilmanton on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

  • Bird of prey educator and rehabilitator Jane Kelly of Epping talks about her African pied crow Edsel during a presentation at the Gilmanton Year-Round Library in Gilmanton on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

  • Bird of prey educator and rehabilitator Jane Kelly of Epping talks about her African pied crow named Edsel during a presentation at the Gilmanton Year-Round Library in Gilmanton on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

  • An Eastern screech owl named Peeper was one of three birds educator and rehabilitator Jane Kelly of Epping talked about during a presentation at the Gilmanton Year-Round Library in Gilmanton on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Peeper has a deformed eye and is missing tail feathers. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

  • A barn owl named Guthrie was one of three birds educator and rehabilitator Jane Kelly of Epping talked about during a presentation at the Gilmanton Year-Round Library in Gilmanton on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

  • A barn owl named Guthrie was one of three birds educator and rehabilitator Jane Kelly of Epping talked about during a presentation at the Gilmanton Year-Round Library in Gilmanton on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

  • A barn owl named Guthrie was one of three birds educator and rehabilitator Jane Kelly of Epping talked about during a presentation at the Gilmanton Year-Round Library in Gilmanton on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

  • An Eastern screech owl named Peeper was one of three birds educator and rehabilitator Jane Kelly of Epping talked about during a presentation at the Gilmanton Year-Round Library in Gilmanton on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

  • Bird of prey educator and rehabilitator Jane Kelly of Epping takes questions about her barn owl Guthrie during a presentation at the Gilmanton Year-Round Library in Gilmanton on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)



Monitor staff
Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Gilmanton Year-Round Library hosted three special guests during a presentation Tuesday evening – Edsel the African pied crow, Peeper an Eastern screech owl, and Guthrie the barn owl. The guests were accompanied by Jane Kelly, an educator and raptor rehabilitator who runs On The Wing in Epping. Kelly frequently cares for injured birds of prey hit by cars and encouraged her audience not to throw food out of car windows. In her experience, discarded food attracts small animals that, in turn, invites birds of prey and other predators into the paths of traffic.