Monday, 16 August 2010

Birds of prey

Today I went to the Hawk Conservancy Centre near Andover. What an amazing place! There are vultures that fly so close over your head that you have to duck several times, black kites circling above you and catching food catapulted to them, and bald eagles swooping from the horizon back to their handlers just when they step into place. You get to hold a barn owl. Up close, barn owls look like bread rolls with poppy seeds on. And briefly, you get to hold food out for a harris hawk, which lands on your glove to eat. And also they did a duck race.
I can't imagine a better day out!

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