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Monday, 22 February 2010

Wildlife Day photos

As mentioned in my last post, on Saturday just gone I had arranged a Wildlife event in the Shopping Centre, on the mall we had Cheshire Falconry, Risley Moss Action Group and The RSPB. The Action group are a group of volunteers who raise funds for and work at Risley Moss nature reserve, about 1/2 mile from the shopping centre, and today they were making nest boxes and giving them away for a donation to the Moss. The RSPB were recruiting members, and Cheshire Falconry brought down some birds of prey to help advertsie the falconry centre. You can find more details at http://www.cheshirefalconry.com/
I have read many wildlife photographers expressing their negative comments about photographing captive bred birds, personally I would much rather photograph a bird of prey in the wild, but these are stunning birds that are lovingly cared for at the Centre, and I have no problem photographing them, a few shots below.

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Getting the birds on display soon drew in big crowds.

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The kids especially enjoyed getting hands on making the nest boxes up.

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An absolutely stunning Harris Hawk called Yorky.

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Below a Verrauxs Eagle Owl, now almost extinct in its native Africa, this bird part of a Uk breeding programme.

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The last bird they brought was an extemely cute, White Faced Scops Owl, called Frosty, which one youngster likened to a 'Furby'

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