You’re a big boy!

Fri 23rd December 2011

It was now Matt’s turn to hold the Eagle. He looks a bit in awe of it here, and so we were! It’s not everyday you get this close to such a powerful predator.

Matt

Matt says...

The photo is slightly out of focus as Claire was a little excited! He’s a huge bird, and weighs a tonne too! I want to keep him! If I had an eagle I could do many manly things, like growing a beard and jousting.

 
Claire

Claire says...

 

Fly Osprey, fly

Fri 23rd December 2011

We peeped in on a few different species of birds, this beautiful one is a Osprey. Their wing spans are huge, it’s no wonder they create a stir in the birds shows.

Matt

Matt says...

That’s one impressive wing span! The talons on him don’t look to shabby either!

 
Claire

Claire says...

 

Hello Macaw

Fri 23rd December 2011

This is a red Macaw Parrot. Here he is with his handler, Teeneil. He was very friendly and could do lots of tricks.

Matt

Matt says...

I think he’s wondering what I’m doing behind the camera. Either that or he’s striking a pose!

 
Claire

Claire says...

It was very interesting to see the birds after the show and see how they respond directly to their keepers.

 

Wedge Tail Eagle

Fri 23rd December 2011

This is a photo of the huge Wedge Tailed Eagle in flight at the free flight bird show. He’s well trained; flying back and forth between the trainers and skimming only 4-5 inches over the spectators heads!

Matt

Matt says...

This is the huge Wedge Tail Eagle! Massive wing span and very impressive talons. I wouldn’t want to be prey around this fella!

 
Claire

Claire says...

 

The final Cockatoo

Tue 15th November 2011

Oh come on then, one more won’t make any difference…

Matt

Matt says...

All I’m thinking to myself in this photo is “please don’t poo on me!” :)

 
Claire

Claire says...

Can I just say that by this point I was having trouble keeping the camera still from laughing so much!

 
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