Eagle Owl — Bubo Bubo

Eagle Owl, Bubo Bubo by Janice Gill

At the beginning of September I was privileged to attend a Photographer’s Day at a sanctuary for birds of prey. It gave me the opportunity to shoot pictures of some magnificent birds in a way which would be impossible in the wild.

The sanctuary takes in birds that need rehabilitating, and on the day I was there, a Sparrowhawk was released back into the wild. Some birds, for one reason and another, are unsuitable for release and make their homes at the centre permanently, cared for by a diligent team, funded by visitors.