Last Friday I had an awesome day away from work, enjoying a Hawk and Kite Experience bought for me by my wife Rebecca as a Christmas Present.
I left early Friday morning for the almost two drive to the Hawk Conservancy Trust near Andover. We met our day organisers from Wild Arena and then spent the next few hours in glorious sunshine photographing and getting close up to the Hawks, Owls and Raptors housed there. As well as getting close to the birds we were coached on photographic techniques, experienced the wildlife close up and were buzzed by several birds during some awesome flying displays.
Here are some photos of my day ( I took nearly 500 shots so these are very edited highlights.)