|I couldn't of been more delighted to hold "Seamus", a Barn Owl.|
|Entrance to "The Barn".|
|Mark, Co-Founder of CPF giving an opening speech.|
|People enjoying the BBQ.|
The highlight for everyone was getting a chance to see some of the educational birds of prey out of their enclosures. They seemed to be enjoying the BBQ as much as the rest of us!
Here are a few of Rob's pictures from the day;
|"Alex", Great Horned Owl.|
|"Solo", Bald Eagle, look at those legs!|
|Myself, Tracy and "Bubo", an European Eagle Owl.|
|Rob's favorite shot of "Seamus" from the day.|
I have to explain why this was such a thrill for me. Well, it's a thrill holding an owl any day, but this was special.
When we volunteer at the barn, we are there to work and don't spend much time interacting with the birds. I have only seen and heard Seamus in his enclosure, and when I'd walk by, he'd do his "territorial stomp" and make a most unpleasant noise. He'd just be letting me know I wasn't welcome.
Sunday was the first time I had got to see him out of his enclosure and he was like a completely different bird! He was relaxed and seemed to enjoy all the attention! Rob had witnessed this behaviour from him before and told me about it, but it was a joy to see for myself.
|Someone's got our attention over there.|