Monday, September 26, 2011

Birds of prey and birds on stilts...

We attended White Memorial's annual family nature day this past weekend. Although we are quite a distance from it, we became members because we love the park and the work that is done there.

One of the programs was Skyhunters in Flight with Brian Bradley. We were treated to a fascinating demo of falconry and an excellent program about other birds of prey and their place in nature. Owls, hawks, falcons, eagles all play a part in our ecology/nature system. As some of you know, I am a bird watcher so I was entranced!

Mr. Bradley is an expert at falconry and working with these birds. The birds are magnificent and I came way with a new respect for them.

Another type of bird that I love is on stilts--literally. Mortal Beast and Deities are fabulous stilt walker performers.

There is something so awesome seeing birds so larger than life! Of course, there was much more going on and I will share more later this week.

We are having tropical, humid weather and there are more mosquitoes around and about than all summer. Even though we live in New England, I will be glad when hurricane season is over!

As always,

enjoy the day!


Helen Priem said...

Oh How beautiful these are! I love the little Kestrel !

Beth said...

Kestrels, or sparrow hawks as we used to call them, are my favorites. I even see them here occasionally, in the 14th largest city in the US. I find that incredibly hopeful.

Have a great day!


l.wilks11 said...

What awsome much power..I am also referring to the ones on stilts......xx

April said...

What beautiful, Majestic Birds!!!! OH and the birds on stilts!!!! Fabulous!!!!