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Avian Fun: Poem: Water Problems.

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These engaging photographs of a Sea Eagle? in flight were taken at The International Centre For Birds Of Prey, near Newent, Gloucestershire,

Birds of Prey

which D., d. and myself, visited on a beautiful early autumn day on Saturday 14th September. Originally we were bound for Newent, but arriving there, we found that the town's annual Onion Fair was in full swing, so we changed plans and headed, instead for the  quite nearby Bird Centre. What a good idea that proved to be.





It had been many years since I had been there and the changes were many. New buildings had been added, with walkways which gave full disabled access and a cafe, which was supplied with local produce and had its own recycling  unit. Very environmentally friendly indeed. 

All of the Birds looked healthy and wonderful. They all benefited from  a rotation of regular flying. Public flights took place twice a day in the flying field.

Conservation is a major concern, especially in the case of vultures; a widely misunderstoo…