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African Spotted Eagle Owl

Here are a few static shots of Raffiki, an African Spotted Eagle Owl, taken during a photographic day at the Raptor Foundation in Cambridgeshire.

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Eagle Owl

Here are further shots of an eagle owl in flight, taken at the Raptor World Bird of Prey centre which is located within the Scottish Deer Centre near Cupar in Fife.

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Eurasian Eagle Owl

The following shots of an eagle owl were taken at the Raptor World Bird of Prey centre which is located within the Scottish Deer centre near Cupar in Fife.   Amongst the largest  species of owl in the world the females can grow up to 75cm high and have a wingspan of 188 centimetres.  A very impressive looking bird when seen at close quarters.

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A Parliament of Owls

Here are a few shots of the various owls at the Raptor Foundation – prior to this visit I never knew there were so many different species.  They are certainly the most incredible looking birds, and it would be great to see them in flight in a wild environment!

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The Raptor Foundation

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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Raptors

A few close up shots of the Raptors displayed by the Sky Bird of Prey team at this year’s Chilterns Craft Fair.

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