Simonside Country Fair~August 2017~ birdy edition

Part 1.  Part 2.

As well as lots of doggies at the fair, there were a couple of Llama’s mooching about

but most exciting, at least for me, was the birds of prey display.  On the whole I do not like to think of birds being trained or caged, but the chap who owns the birds and did the display explained all about each bird. Some are endangered species, some are rescue birds, all are loved and cared for, and all are absolutely magnificent.  I took loads of photo’s, but will try to restrain myself here 🙂


bald eagle

Harris Hawk


Barn Owl

And that’s the end of our day out at the country fair.

Stay tooned for next time when we’ll be visiting the Pow Hill Nature Reserve on a sunny day up in Northumberland.

Categories: Adventures, birds, Fuji, fujiXT1, nature, photography, uncategorised, wildlifeTags: , , , , , , ,


  1. I love birds. Super photos.

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  2. Wonderful photos. I know where to come for inspiration next time I put a hawking scene in a novel.

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  3. Birds are such beautiful and smart creatures – great pics!

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  4. Yikes, those are some big birds, they look powerful!

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  5. Wow! Such awesome photography! You are so talented! I love these pictures and agree with Kim I love the llamas!!

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  6. Those raptors are amazing. And beautifully captured.

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  7. Wonderful birds, I’d make the trip just to see them. I love all the buzzards around here, despite the damage they did to our chickens, they are probably the one reason I’d buy a bridge camera, just to try and get a good view of them.

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  8. Super bird portraits, FR. You certainly get out and about, making the most of your local events.
    Llamas always look so fed up though. Makes me feel sorry for them.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  9. Wow, so many lovely animals and your in action shots are absolutely gorgeous!

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  10. Really enjoyed the photos especially the barn owl and kestrel. I had a fun day thursday looking at sandpipers and gulls and pelicans at the beach. The gulls flew in large flocks while the pelicans would fly in a pack of 5

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  11. Fab birds. Love the llama shots too.

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  12. They are beautiful! What marvelous detail you captured too. Hugs.

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  13. Wildlife is marvellous, don’t you think?

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  14. Great photos.

    I particularly enjoy those of the llamas.

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