The Raptor Foundation is located near St Ives in Cambridgeshire and a visit is highly recommended. The Foundation, which rescues and rehabilitates injured raptors, has a stunning collection of hawks, buzzards, eagles and countless owls. The birds which are housed in various sized avaries are clearly well looked after by the attentive and professional staff. As you can see below, the Foundation also holds flying displays. Unfortunately, the eagle owl decided to go AWOL after only a couple of minutes of the display so action shots of this majestic creature were sadly limited. I still wonder to myself if he ever returned? Following this wee drama the remainder of the flying display was curtailed just in case the owl decided to return and attack the remaining raptors that were due to fly. Nevertheless, on the day there was so much to see and the £5.50 entrance fee was more than worth it.
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The wise old owl is one cool predator.
Correct Ron, I never knew there were so many species until i visited the foundation. Very impressive birds indeed!
Very beautiful birds, but I wonder how they became associated with wisdom.
Strange but true!