June 27, 2009

Holy Island Tourist Owl

I usually don’t post personal thrills (liar) but I have a soft spot for owls. I’d only ever gotten to pet a taxidermied one. This is a 4 year-old barn owl rescue; some teenagers brought their imprinted charges out to Holy Island from Berwick on Tweed, to raise money for their parents’ rescue operation. There was this one:

… and this one – a 9 week old abandoned tawny owl:

…and a peregrine falcon and an american kestrel. and 2 very keen and knowledgable teenage girls.