Mildred is an educational bird living at the Clinch River Raptor Center and has been previously featured on this blog. This is posted only to show a new and fine photograph of her. She is affectionately called Millie. The eye color is that of an adult Red-tailed; in juveniles the iris is light colored as shown in an earlier post.
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She is getting older but doing well..a lovely Red-tailed Hawk.