Saturday, 2 May 2009

Owl sanctuary.

When Sallie came to us for Easter we still had Faith so went out and enjoyed ourselves.
It was a beautiful day on Easter saturday so we went out shopping as we normally do. We ended up at the Festival Village shopping outlet and after spending some of Mick's money went off in search of the Owl Sanctuary. I'm so glad we did as the 3 of us enjoyed it so much, especially Faith as she got to hold the birds.
This is a beautiful owl and Faith was so pleased when she was asked if she wanted to hold it.The birds all had the leather cuffs around their ankles and Faith wore the gauntlet with the ties wrapped around her fingers.

This is a huge bird!

The man brought it over for us to see and told Faith to rest her hand on the fence. He then put the bird on her hand, she needed the support of the fence as it was so heavy.
Here he is sitting up on his perch again.

All the birds have been rescued and are unable to be released into the wild again. We were told of one which had been kept indoors and kept breaking it's wings by flying into the glass in an attempt to get out. It is kept in an aviary with green netting inside to prevent it flying against the wire.


Kaz said...

That looks like a great place to visit. Faith will have loads of good memories from her visit by the looks of it.

Traceyr said...

Great photos Sue. :)

Karen said...

Gosh, isn't Faith growing up quickly? These places are always so interesting X

Angelnorth said...

Beautiful birds and Faith looks fascinated by them. Good thing there are these places to rescue the ones that would otherwise die or be abused - hopefully lots of people get to appreciate them more in the wild by seeing them like this. Glad you had a good day!

Gez said...

Superb photos Sue. Faith looks completely calm & at home with the birds. The weather looks nice too. Happy memories. :-)