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December 09, 2016
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Where birds of prey stay

Julia, a golden eagle, has a seven-foot wingspan and a sweet kiss for her caretaker, DVRC Executive Director Bill Streeter.
TRR photos by Amanda Reed

Bill’s work with raptors is clearly a labor of love. Up until five years ago, he worked full-time elsewhere, while sustaining the center simultaneously. Now, thankfully, “I can do what I want,” he says. “I guess you could call it compassion. When an eight-year-old child sees an injured bird on the side of the road, do you just want to tell them, ‘Sorry, that bird will die?’ Or do you want to do something about it?”

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