Country Comes To Town (Saturday 23 September 2017)
The Wiltshire Wildlife Trust held a fundraiser in Devizes on Saturday, and I went along in the afternoon. Among the various stalls and activities I found some Herdwick sheep and a Belted Galloway with its calf. The main interest for me, though, was the falconry display Walks With Hawks. There were a number of birds on display: a Harris Hawk, a gyr or lanner falcon and this magnificent Chilean Blue Eagle (which I believe is actually a buzzard). In the background behind it are a barn owl, a white-faced owl and a male European kestrel. I had stupidly brought the wrong lenses and lacked the telephoto I needed to capture some of the birds but luckily my blip subject was close enough to the railings (image heavily cropped though).
After I left I visited The Wharf and took a few wide-angle pictures and found it sunny enough to sit on a bench beside the canal and read for an hour or so.
24.9.2017 (1210 hr)
Blip #2233 (#2483 including 250 archived blips)
Consecutive Blip #015
Blips/Extras In 2017 #298
Day #2738 (523 gaps from 26 March 2010)
LOTD #1468 (#1594 including 126 on archived blips)
Taken with Pentax K-x (White) and HD P-DA 35mm F2.8 macro lens
Birds Of Prey series
Country Comes To Town WWT, 23 September 2017 (Flickr album of 19 images)
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