A small confession before I start, the previous Barn Owl pic is not a wild bird, although I wish it was, I have always had a real love of birds, and more especially getting them in front of my camera, but I have a real affinity with birds of prey, they really do fascinate me, and I take every opportunity I get to see and photograph them. With this in mind, when my mum told me about Eaton Hall, the home of the Duke of Westminster, that they had a garden open day, and there was a falconry display, that was it we were going. So Sharon and I went there Sunday last, and what a great day it was, the birds of prey on display were stunning, and the guy whose birds they were, Terry Large, was brilliant, so knowledgable and eager to help me with my photography, to the point were he let me in to his enclosure to photograph the birds close up, and little did I know then but he called me into the arena during the show so that I could photograph the falcons diving for the lures. A great day, lots of photos, a real happy bunny!!!
Peregrine/Saker swooping in
Sharon with a Harris Hawk
Bengalese Eagle Owl
A beautiful Barn Owl nicely sitting in an Oak tree
This is related to our own Barn Owl, but comes from the Dominican Republic
Sharon in the court yard in the Hall
In for the kill, right down the camera!!