Enjoying Wheatley Birds of Prey

Last month I spent a few hours with my photography class enjoying Wheatley Birds of Prey.  It wasn’t somewhere I’d been before and as I love seeing these beautiful birds, I was really excited to be going along.  Our tutor had arranged for us to have a couple of hours with the owner Clive and his trainee handler and we really were in for a treat.

The weather wasn’t going to play ball totally, I never realised that owls don’t like the rain any more than I do.  Throw in the fact that my camera was still playing ‘will I, won’t I focus’ and there were a few interesting moments.

Enjoying Wheatley Birds of Prey

I was gutted not to be able to really capture the action shots when Clive and Harvey fly a couple of the birds, but my camera was having none of it at that point. Focusing on the eagle chicks in the dark barn was also a big challenge on the day but overall I’m so pleased with the shots I did capture.  These are just a few of my favourites.

We got to meet some lovely birds whilst enjoying Wheatley Bids of Prey, including a rare Merlin, Eagle, Peregrine Falcon and the most beautiful Barn Owl.

They are all such beautiful birds and to get so close to them all was a real treat.

I’m so glad that I invested in my Sigma 70-300mm lens, it’s done me proud with these shots.

The following week our class were heading to Harcourt Arboretum but I couldn’t make that trip as my parents were arriving this day.  It’s somewhere I visited before my son was born, but really should visit again.

Next stop Crocodiles of the World, which I last visited back in 2015 with my son.  Photos of that trip to follow in the future.

About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum in my late 40′s with a 7 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school. We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds. We love reviewing toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure. If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

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