This past Sunday I took take part in a photographers day at the Center for the Birds of Prey in Awendaw. The place was closed to the public allowing photographers to have some fun with the birds. I have photographed birds of prey before but not in flight. This was an amazing time and a learning experience for me. My favorite bird was the Eurasian Eagle Owl, so this blog post is about him or was it her? Not sure. They are so majestic and surprisingly quite vocal. He/she was hungry and had the cutest call to tell the trainer to get busy and give him/her some food. The last time I saw this bird was at an event on Daniel Island and the birds were very quiet, so this unique sound made me smile. It reminded me of my cats when they want to be feed. They won’t shush up!
I want to thank the two volunteers who brought out the birds, gave us background on each, and made them fly. They worked tirelessly for four hours with us crazy photographers making sure that we got the pictures we wanted. Not even lots of gnats,mosquitos, or no-see-ums could deter them from making sure that we were all happy.
Enjoy the pictures of this majestic creature!
Until next time.