Eagle in full flight

Eagle in full flight

Swinford Camera Club organised an outing recently to Eagles Flying which is located between Tubbercurry and Ballymote in County Sligo. I had heard stories from my Niece and Nephews about Eagles Flying from school trips that they were on to the center. I have to say I was very impressed with what I saw. The birds were absolutely beautiful.

Situated on 27 hectares, the sanctuary is home to about 350 birds and animals out of 75 species. The IRISH RAPTOR RESEARCH CENTRE is a scientifically managed sanctuary for Birds of Prey and Owls.

Irish Barn Owl which is endangered

Irish Barn Owl which is endangered

If you have a couple of hours to spare on a fine day, I would highly recommend a visit to Eagles Flying. Flying shows start at 11 am and 3 pm every day and the people running the show are very helpful and obliging to get the birds to fly in certain directions for you to get good shots.

Owl posing for photos

Owl posing for photos

Sometimes the birds will do just what they want, the Owl above liked having his photo taken!

Eagles flying - Hawk being playful

Hawk being playful

All the photos from the trip to Eagles Flying can be viewed here;

Michael Maye

Following Mayo football all around Ireland and halfway around the world. Been known to take the odd match photo sometimes! P.R.O. of Swinford Tidy Towns & committee member since 2004. I also admin on MayoClub51.com. Member of Swinford camera Club since 2009 and current P.R.O.

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