This show was one of the better birds of prey shows I have seen in my life. It wasn't grandiose and full of bells and whistle but it was very informative, interesting, educational, hands on and fun! The staff was very knowledgeable. She took her time explaining questions (lots of questions) and spoke to us all, not at us as some shows I have seen the staff just blurt out facts with little interaction.
We started the show with a Lanner Falcon named Stanley.
This falcon had a bit of a mind of his own in the beginning and surprised this boy when he landed on his lap instead of the trainer. He sat quietly for a minute and then took off.
|Crouching over his food to protect it|
|Back view with tail and wings spread|
Next up was a Barn Owl.
These species are having a harder and harder time in the wild as old barns are torn down and the birds hunting grounds disappear with it. I love Owls so I though this guy was a true beauty.
The owl doesn't chew it's food, it gulps it down whole.
THIS wonderful resource online and it is full of Canadian Owl information as well as where to buy pellets (roughly $45 for 10 pellets plus shipping).
molting but we did get to get very up close and personal with him.
|Love his beautiful face|