We went to Wingspan again over the weekend to see the falcons and barn owls.
They have a lovely presentation and there are some pretty nice chances for photos.
Since the birds are not tethered (after being trained to stay around) they warn the
audience that the birds are apt to take off and sit on your head to look around at
any time, usually the back row, since it's the highest.
I was a bit reluctant to send Hubby for my extra batteries, but he's a good bloke
and went back to the car for me. On his way back, one falcon perched on a man
behind me and then decided Hubby was a higher perch! Apparently, he makes a great
look-out because the falcon flew over to perch on his head again later!
Barn owls from Australia have become a 'native' since they are breeding here now.
They are gorgeous creatures and Wingspan rehabilitates them along with the
If you are ever in the Rotorua area, be sure to visit! The staff are so friendly and,
obviously, love what they do.
Join us at My Corner of the World each Wednesday!