An evening out with the birds

At the shoot

At the shoot

The evening of Monday 18th April saw about 20 members of the club going out to Farmer Copely’s for an evening of photographing birds of prey with KL Falconry. Fortunately the weather was kind for this time of year – sunshine but a cold breeze – so coats were donned and gear taken out of bags ready for the fun to begin. Kiera had brought with her some owls and a Harris Hawk. The birds looked wonderful and they behaved themselves as Kiera placed them on a perch for our “work” to begin.

Kiera and the Eagle Owl

Kiera and the Eagle Owl

There was a constant sound of shutters being fired but the birds weren’t disturbed at all. There was lots of friendly jockeying for position and fun was had by all. I hate to think how many shots were taken during the evening but probably a few thousand! Kiera managed to have one or two of them to fly a short distance for us to get some action shots (mine were mostly of grass!). Overall a really good evening with convivial company, lots of help on hand and magnificent birds. Thanks Kiera. Below is a gallery of just a few of the shots which have been sent in. If anyone wants to send me some more to wccweb@sgw.me.uk I will add them to the gallery.

 

 

 

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