Falconry at Crathes Castle
17 June 2012

First, the falconry folks brought a lot of birds out -- they didn't fly them all, because as they explained some are more uncomfortable than others in a strange location. There were a half dozen at least, including a bald eagle   , a couple of hawks,  , an unidentified   but fierce owl  , a blue eagle,  , and our buddy Smudge, a barn owl.   They flew the birds   by whistling   and sometimes they didn't land   exactly where they should   . But the offer of food   got them down.   Meme was the first one of us to catch   Smudge   and discover   how amazingly   soft   and friendly   she was --   we think she   liked Anne.   And she was   lovely, too.
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