Jan 13, 2013 - Mountsberg Conservation Area
Today with the unseasonable 10 degree temperature, a trip was needed to take advantage of the weather. Mountsberg Conservation Area in Halton was the destination, the target was birds of prey.
Shortly after arriving, we ran into one of the staff taking a gorgeous Gyrfalcon for a training session with people in the outdoors. This afforded us an opportunity to get to meet this gorgeous bird, talk to the staff member about her, and of course take some portraits.
After seeing the Gyrfalcon, we headed over to the other birds of prey pens, where there's Snowy Owls, Barn Owls, Bald Eagles and the most impressive Eagle I've ever seen, a gorgeous female Golden Eagle. She was so big it was unbelievable, and seeing her beside the Bald Eagles really put this fact into perspective.
Mountsberg staff also held an educational session featuring one of their Kestrels, and a Great Horned Owl.
As usual, this venue didn't cease to amaze me. It was a great experience to be able to talk with the staff members, learn about the birds, see them so closely, and of course to take photos. A great outing indeed!