Friday, July 18, 2008

The Hawk Conservancy Trust


On Monday we Visited the Hawk Conservancy Trust. It is a great day out with plenty to see. The day starts with the feeding of the Vultures. There are three different flying displays, that last about 40 minutes. They are so well organized and you are never sure which direction the birds are coming from.At times there are 8 birds in the air at the same time.Although it is difficult to get good photographs because they fly past so fast and so close to you it is wonderful to see these birds flying high. At one point they release two Eagles in the next Valley, over a mile away and you gradually see them flying towards you. The day ends when they feed the wild herons, sometimes getting as many as 30 in the meadow.

3 comments:

Kathryn and Ari said...

How wonderful. And what a gorgeous owl shot: they are my very favorite birds!

Britt-Arnhild said...

Your photos are amazing.

We spent the weekend at our cabin, near the sea. Sunday morning an eagle flew right in from of me. Too far away for the camera though.

Jan said...

Sounds great Mary, would like to visit there myself sometime.