"Following where my camera leads me!"

"Following where my camera leads me!"

Monday, February 20, 2017

Birds of Prey

It was a beautiful Sunday for the Birds of Prey Demonstration at SEWE today! Just look at that blue sky! It was nearing 80 degrees as well, a very hot day!

The birds have a pretty big blue sky to swoop and sail and frolic in today!....and away they go!

(below)  I think she was working with a vulture here

They arc and swoop and circle so quickly...they are so hard to get a picture of!
This is how they get the birds back..........

I think it looks like they are lassoing the birds (LOL), but I think they actually have bits of bugs/treats/food on the ropes they are swinging and the birds are trained to come to that.

The birds mind really well (when they WANT TO, LOL) and it is very entertaining to watch!

I thought I heard them say that the beautiful painting was being raffled off.

I will  have pictures of many more events later this week!
"Thanks for having us, SEWE!"


  1. They are beautiful and have their place but I sure hate to see them flying around my yard when in the spring when all the new life has arrived.

  2. What beautiful; birds, Debbi! By the way, that post about the old building and trying to guess what it could have been.... I was really touched by it and how it took me back to when I was a kid. Oh to go back to that time! :)


  3. There sure is a lot of interesting activities to attend in your area, Debbi! And boy does the weather ever look nice!


  4. looks like a wonderful event, one i would really enjoy!! it's so nice to see so many people out enjoying the show, the birds are beautiful!!

    you got some really amazing pictures!!!

  5. What beautiful birds! We have wings flying in my neck of the woods too, but man made ones, it our flying festival (bi-planes and such like). Thanks for visiting my blog.

  6. Magnificent. They are so powerful! This looks like a terrific event -- I know I would have loved it.

  7. Gorgeous photos! I find those birds so interesting. My husband works at an air base here in Canada as an electrician. Once in awhile he gets to fix lights at the Falconer House. They have Falcons on the base to scare off large birds so they don't fly into the aircraft. He's been able to get quite close to the birds over the years.
    Thanks for sharing!

  8. We are not worthy. Those birds are rare gems, and any attention they deign to give us is a boon.

    If I could wake and talk to an owl every day . . . There's a poem in that somewhere, and behind those wise eyes.

    I'm going to see if we have such a fascinating activity in our area.