Saturday, March 15, 2014

Falconry display at Dunrobin Castle


Dunrobin Castle
Home to the Dukes of Sutherland for 800 years





Andy Hughes - Head Falconer
with a Golden Eagle





Don't be fooled - this Eagle Owl is a fierce raptor
Scientific Name:  Bubo Bubo


Body Length: 2 to 2-1/2 feet (0.6-0.7 m)
Wingspan:     5-6 feet (1.5-1.8 m)
Weight:         3-9 pounds (1.2-4Kg)




DO NOT TOUCH
He will sit quietly next to you but you can't pet him..and...
I wasn't about to try...




Look at this beauty..
Peregrine Falcon

The gardens at Dunrobin