Whos keeping an eye on me....

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Matts Falcon day - a fast forward for WBW

I have dragged this post up from my archives for two reasons..
Firstly I have been lazy and not been out too much over the last week but secondly I have got a day out at the same Bird of Prey centre as a birthday present from the youngest. As you can see from the post below this was Matts day out and I was the photograher..... the roles will be reversed for my visit and Matt will be the photographer while I get up close and personal with the raptors.

Matts day out at the local raptor centre allowed him to handle some stunning birds while I took the pictures. This Bald Eagle was actually perched on the Gauntlet when I took this portrait of this handsome bird
Of course the real reason we were there was for this:
There is a point when you just cant look at each other any longer
Screeeech
How handsome am I?
Big bird......
concentration.....

13 comments:

Martha Z said...

What a great day, he is getting into birds at an early age, good for him.

heyBJK said...

How cool that Matt got to be up close and personal with the falcon! Great shots, Dave! That looks like it would be fun!

mick said...

Great photos of a great day out.

Larry said...

Awesome post Dave! I wish I would have gotten close up and personal with some raptors when I was Matt's age. I may have been a great birder by now ;-) Good stuff!

holdingmoments said...

A day Matt will remember all his life. Must have been great getting so close to such magnificent birds.
Great pictures too Dave.
I'm sure you'll enjoy your visit.

Arija said...

What a brave young man and what wonderful memories to take home.
Love the owls, I just have a soft spot for them.

Springman said...

What an experience for father and son. I'm sure his left arm was tired and his mind full of dramatic impressions. It's heartwarming that he wants to give you the same experience.
It's not so easy as it would seem to get good, well crafted pictures of raptors in this situation. It is wonderful to see the fine details of these great animals.
Cheers to you and Matt!

TexWisGirl said...

an amazing experience! great shots of some fabulous birds!

Pat Ulrich said...

how cool to have a chance to interact with raptors like that!

Andrew said...

Wonderful to see Dave.. you must have been so proud..
Looking forward to seeing Matts pics of you doing the same.

Gary said...

Great sequence!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Tracey N. said...

What a lucky boy! How amazing is it that he got to participate in such a wonderful event. I am envious.

Pat said...

What a great opportunity to handle those magnificent birds! Great shots!