a close encounter with a bald eagle

22nd May 2011
We went to Turlough today for the festival and there was a stand from Eagles Flying Falconry near Sligo. This bald eagle has been photographed many, many times. I have seen some great shots of her and so have long wanted to meet her. I was delighted to get a chance to do so. She is one magnificent bird.

As the eagle struck this rather malevolent pose, she was eyeing up a small child whose mother was asking what was the eagle's favourite food - small children clearly!

At the other end of the bird are these terrifying claws:

This young lad looked less than entirely sure......

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