I popped along to The Hawk Conservancy here in the UK yesterday. Its a bird of prey centre out in the countryside. It was a great day out and I thought I'd share a couple of my favourite pictures from the day. Not seen a Bald Eagle up this close before, beautiful bird! The first one is my favourite (and in fact my favourite picture of the day). D200, 200-400 VR at 200mm, 1/125s at f5.6, ISO 200, using fence as a support. D200, 200-400 VR at 220mm, 1/160s at f5.6, ISO 200, fence support D200, 200-400 VR at 220mm, 1/180s at f5.6, ISO 200, fence support D200, 200-400 VR at 220mm, 1/160s at f5.6, ISO 200, fence support Vulture (this thing was H.U.G.E. I think they said it had a 15 foot wingspan, and it came in and flew about 2 foot over my head!) D200, 200-400 VR at 200mm, 1/800s at f4.5, ISO 160 A couple of Black Kites: (veru hard to expose for I was finding) They flew 5 at the same time and at the end of the show they fired food in the air for them to catch, I manged to get 3 of them: And an outake, heavily cropped and not very sharp: I missed out on a superb Barn Owl taking off from a post shot, I didn't think his wings were so big and one of them just goes out of frame! Very annoying. Still, it was a great day out and I'll be going back again. They do special photographic days where you get a guided one on one tour - think I'll give that a go at some point!