Birds in bars!
Elle has often told me I spend far too much time looking at ‘birds’ in bars. But I couldn’t take my eyes of this one when I encountered it earlier today in town.
Best guess based on information from a friend, far more knowledgeable in these matters than I, is that it’s a young Golden Eagle – and what a stunner it was too! There’s something quite mesmerising about birds of prey, stunningly beautiful, graceful, regal and aloof yet perfectly designed to kill and so damned efficient at their job.
I can’t say I’m in support of any animals, apart from the obvious domestic exceptions like dogs and cats with whom we share a co-dependence, being kept captive. But there is something rather surreal about sitting down for a coffee with such a beautiful creature so close by. It’s not something you see every day!
Apologies for the picture quality – I only had my phone with me at the time!
by Alan Gandy
Alan, along with Elle, is the owner of Spain Buddy. He was born in the North of England (Lancashire) and travelled extensively before eventually settling in Almería. Alan has 3 sons from the first of his 18 marriages, (Sam, Joe & Ben) who are all now adults. You can read more articles by Alan on his personal blog at AlanGandy.com and see more of his photography on his photography website as well as on Flickr and Instagram.
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