Monday, 12 September 2011

A Day Out at Cornish Birds of Prey Centre.

I gave John a Falconry experience for his birthday earlier in the year and he finally got around to doing it on Saturday. It was a brilliant afternoon and he got to handle a lot of Owls and Falcons and even fly several of them. I went along to do my David Bailey bit and would highly recommend it. Although the bigger birds are very impressive, for John the bird of the day was the American Kestrel, which we have seen in the wild but didn't realise just how small it is.












22 comments:

  1. w2at een mooie foto's groetjes Herman.

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  2. Sounds and looks like you had a great time with good weather lovely selection of images. I think that American Kestrel looks great as well a star of the show. Like the Red Tail Hawk and Peregrine images and your header is fantastic.

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  3. Excellant John. Fantastic images and i wish i had gone up now. Weather there was totally different to the foul weather in Troon. Nice post

    Simon T

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  4. What a wonderful experience! Those little Kestrels are so pretty. By the way, your header is magnificent!

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  5. Fantastic experience, and great captures to remember it all by.

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  6. Lisa, My son and is fiancee did the same thing at centre parcs and thought it was brilliant. The female Harris Hawk was a beast and nipped the handler on the nose. They probably told you that they are the only raptor hunt in packs.

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  7. Looks like you had a great time John, and some excellent images of the day recorded by Sue.

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  8. Superb photos David (I mean Sue) {:) what a magnificent bird the American Kestrel is as well.

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  9. Wow, absolutely stunning birds and pictures.
    Great work!
    Greetings from Sweden
    /Ingemar

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  10. Hi JR and Sue.
    I like the Raptor photo's. I too was amazed at how small the American kestrel is. I only realized it when we went to out village fair a few weeks ago when Eagle Heights was there with their birds.

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  11. Love the new header. I also enjoyed viewing your raptor images... amazingly beautiful.

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  12. Wow what a nice birthday present!!! That's probably a unique experience... You were really nice to him ;-)

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  13. Hi Guys
    Have not been on for a couple of days, but glad you had a great time at CBOP Centre I told you you would love it John its a really fantastic place.
    Sue I think David Bailey and the rest of us had better watch out, those are brilliant images.
    Also glad to see you got the header sorted out.
    Catch up with you both soon.

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  14. Looks like a wonderful espeience!

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  15. Bonjour , des photos superbes ....
    bonne journée

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  16. Magnificent birds! What a wonderful experience that must have been for John. Kestrels really are so very stunnin. Love the owls. Fantastic!

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  17. What a great record of what was clearly a fun and informative day.

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  18. Thank you for your comments,John had a fantastic time.
    Sue.

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