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Birds in bars!

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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.

EagleBest 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!

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2 Responses to Birds in bars!

  1. Alf September 7, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    I can imagine the order to the waiter, ” una leche leche para mí, y un pequeño conejo de mi pájaro por favor.” a leche leche for me, and a small rabbit for my bird please. No apologies needed for the picture quality, it’s a beautiful bird. My apologies for the google translation.

  2. Alan Gandy
    Alan Gandy September 7, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    The stray cats that hang out there were keeping their distance! :)

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