Sunday, 27 August 2017

A wonderful day of Owls and Eagles

Meg bought me a bird of prey experience for two for my birthday. We booked it to take place in August so Meg could be there too. Steve came as an observer and chief cameraman (apologies to him that forgot to change the watermark!)  It took place at Thorseby Courtyard in North Notts with Hawks of Steele. What a wonderful time we had!
 We met a lanar falcon,
 the cutest boobook owl,
 A barn owl,


Sooty is a baby great grey owl.

 Karl flew Sooty between our heads and he was totally silent!
 Our favourite though was Rambo, a golden eagle weighing 7 1/2 lb (just a little more than Meg weighed when she was born) and quite a weight sitting on your wrist. He was magnificent!
Thanks for looking!

9 comments:

Daffodil Cards said...

WOW! what a wonderful experience to be able to handle these WONDERFUL birds, fab photos of you enjoying it too.
Faith
x

Helen said...

what a great birthday present!! fab photos too.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

What a wonderful Birthday Present Sally, looks like you all had a fantastic day out. The photos are wonderful.

Sue xx

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely fantastic experience Sally, love to do this. Fabulous photos and magnificent birds, Kate x

Karen Knott said...

Gorgeous pics Sally, what a fabulous present your daughter gave you :) I love birds of prey especially owls ! Hugs Kaz xx

Gerrina said...

I allways enjoy your photo's and these especially; you look a lot calmer as I would with those great owls and birds so close...

Wies said...

What a great birthday gift. Must have been a wonderful experience seeing these birds so nearby. They are beautiful.

Michelle said...

Oh Sally what a wonderful experience! Such amazing birds. I'm hoping to see Golden Eagles in a few weeks time when we go to Aviemore for the week. Have enjoyed watching them soar many times on our visits there. Hope you're all healthy and happy.
x Michelle

Cath Wilson said...

Lucky you, Sally! Glad to see you enjoying your birthday (Belated birthday wishes, btw!) and your summer hols, which will be drawing to a close...
Gorgeous birds - they really are stunning close up, aren't they? Not that I'm a fan of them in real life, haha... too many hawk attacks in my garden! Great experience, though :-)

Cath xxx