4th March 2013

Rathwood Garden Centre and Woodlands Falconry is just a few miles outside of Tullow in County Carlow. We have been down before and decided to go down at the weekend. The falconry is a great place to visit and we were looking forward to seeing the Hawks, Owls and other birds. Last time we were down they had a flying display but we didn’t realise they only do the display after Easter through the summer. While that was a little disappointing it was more than made up for meeting the two¬†miniature owls in the shop called Diego and Gizmo. Diego was very friendly and is a great character. The shot below he is sitting on my wife’s hand. If you are near Tullow you should go visit especially during the summer when the flying display is run.

Settings : ISO 800, 55mm, f5.6, 1/25sec. The ISO is high as the lighting was not great in the shop but as I got close to Diego the noise is not too noticeable.

Diego Rathwood Owl Tullow Carlow Ireland Falconry Paul O'Rourke Photography
Diego the miniature Owl.

 

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