Local Heart, Global Soul

May 22, 2014

An Exhibition That Includes An Impressive Fly Past…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

I’ve walked up the hill to the castle on the hill in the centre of La Roche-en-Ardenne in Belgium.

It’s the summer of 2012 and I’m lucky to be visiting whilst there is a medieval festival going on: and as part of the festival there is a falconry demonstration which I have just made it onside in time to watch.

The falconer has funny stories, engages with the public and clearly loves working with the owls, falcons, and even some vultures.

Vultures are cleaner birds than we imagined and all of the birds show intelligence and amazing skill in the air as they duck, dive and return to the falconer.

The birds are beautiful, and everyone enjoys the show. There is plenty of laughter and fun and the show almost ended too soon.

The day is sunny and beautiful and it’s wonderful to sit and take photographs of these beautiful creatures  and to watch the show.  It certainly makes all the time and effort  it took me to get up here well worth while. It’s also a good rest as I sit for a while…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

3 Comments »

  1. Wow- that is something I would like to see in person. Great shots!

    Comment by gh — May 22, 2014 @ 4:45 am | Reply

  2. What magnificent creatures they are.

    Comment by The Laughing Housewife — May 22, 2014 @ 9:36 am | Reply

  3. I love going to this sort of bird display.

    Comment by I used to be indecisive — May 22, 2014 @ 11:58 am | Reply


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