Near Haut-Koenigsbourg in France is a castle called Kintzheim that houses only raptors.
These are bateleur eagles that I photographed in the wild in Africa and never expected to see again in France!
Of course you recognize these beauties, who I also never expected to see in France.
The castle runs a program called “La Volerie des Aigles,” which is dedicated to breeding, conserving and educating the public about vulnerable raptors. Birds are flown daily, and are an unusual sight soaring over the old towns and orderly fields of France. The castle has bred many endangered raptor species including Andean condors, and stellar, imperial and white-tailed eagles, and many other species, including vultures.
The white-headed vulture is endemic to Africa. Populations have been declining steeply in recent years due to habitat degradation and poisoning. Our planet needs vultures, they are designed to keep our world clean.
The cinereous vulture has an impressive wing-span of 10 feet. It is under serious threat. There are only an estimated 4,500-5000 of these amazing birds left in the wild.
The golden eagle is distributed across Eurasia, North America, and parts of North Africa, but has been eliminated from much of it’s prior habitats.
Harry Potter’s snowy owls are here too!
The public can visit the castle for a nominal fee which not only supports the raptor conservation program, but also provides an up close experience with these incredible birds which will, unless your heart is made of stone, cause you to become enraptured by them.
Admission also enables you to explore the quite impressive old castle ruins.
Cheers to you from Castle Kintzheim’s gorgeous and threatened raptors~
Amazing portraits !
Beautiful birds !
I am so very pleased that you like them & thank you!
How could anyone not love ❤️ them?!
Well, actually, lots of people do kill these sorts of creatures, which is why they are in various degrees of threatened to near extinction status. I don’t blame people for killing them, too much.
Just enough I think.
I blame people who kill merely for sport.
Yes. I do too.
Hi Cindy, one of the many things i enjoy on your blog is that you highlight wildlife and history with travel, among other things! I learn so much while I marvel at the stunning beauty of the images.
Thanks for being you!
Awww, you are a lovely friend and colleague Linda and a joy to know~ <3
Beautiful photos. What a great place. That white headed vulture has the best expression.
He does have the most excellent expression doesn’t he, as if he sees the perfidy of the world of humans~
Absolutely amazing pictures !! Wow!!
Honored. Thank you!
I’ve looked into the eyes of eagles and saw ourselves.
Yes! Except the eagles seem a bit wiser. 🦅
They do, indeed.
These are amazing pictures! Thank you for sharing them with us!
Thank you more for appreciating the 🦅🦅
Wow! Aren’t they amazingly beautiful!
Yes they are, intelligent, well designed, and amazing!
Neat Cindy! I have never seen raptors like this with such intense blue feathers and with bright yellow feathers as well. Also, their bright red-orange faces are such a contrast with the Blue. They look like a fairytale bird so it’s pretty amazing that somewhere, (in this place and hopefully others) they exist. Thanks for sharing.
Yes, our beautiful world is full of such amazing creatures. Thank you for appreciating them!
Truly stupendous pictures.
Incredible creatures! We have a raptor center near us, they take in the injured, etc. We visited for the first time not long ago. I’m still in awe. I can’t even imagine being as close as you were!! Beautiful photos, Cindy <3
It is incredible to see these birds in the wild, and then incredible in a different way to see them up close. They are simply amazing and I know just how you felt seeing them. 🦅
Thank you so much for sharing your amazing photos. I know I tell you this all the time lol Your adventures are awe inspiring <3
These are incredible pictures especially the birds in blue! I always learn something new and enjoy your posts so much.
Your comment made my morning. Thank you & cheers too!
The environmental damage we do … thanks for sharing about the wonderful work done there and your fabulous photos.
Thank you for caring about our world and her creatures~ 🦅
Sounds like a great program. They look like stern company, however! ;-D
Yes. When I look in their eyes, I sense they see me quite accurately.
These are some of your best, Cindy! Gorgeous shots of gorgeous birds that most of us will never see otherwise. Thank you!
Ahhh, you are delight to know my friend. Thank you.
I am so glad for all the raptors that are helped there! Those are awesome pictures! Thanks for sharing, Cindy. I wish I could visit the castle! 🙂
I wish we could go beam over right now! <3
I do, too! 🙂
These photos are incredible, a dream for any wildlife photographer! Thank you Cindy.
Thank you more for such a kind and humbling comment.
Merci beaucoup mon ami~ <3
Wow your photos are soooo good! Gorgeous birds! You go to the most amazing places! I sure hope you have tons of scrapbooks of your adventures! Hugz sweetie
My blog is my memory book and I am so lucky to share it with sweet friends like you~ <3
I love all of your photos
Honored you think so & thank you!
Beautiful photos, Cindy. I never thought that birds had personality but you can see it in your photos.
You are sensitive and perceptive to notice. Thank you & have a wonderful weekend~ <3
You have a great weekend too, Cindy.
Amazingly beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing them. 🙂
Beautiful, Cindy. Now I have added another destination to my bucket list. Thank you.
Wonderful! I look forward to seeing your photos and hearing about your experience.
These captures are remarkable, Cindy! I’m totally in awe…
What a beautiful place, castle and magnificent birds.
Yes, Our planet needs vultures!
Plus, I like vultures. They are friendly, non-hostile birds, that do an important job for us.
Such strong characters! Great photos 😍
Gorgeous photos, Cindy. I especially love the bateleur eagle and white headed vulture. Wonderful colours and details!!! And all that in a castle! Thank you for sharing. 😊
Ahh, thank you more for appreciating & cheers to you~
I love the blue of the first one.. so royal, regal…amazing pictures!!!
Bateleurs are stunning creatures. In Africa we were driving down a dirt road in a rental car and one was walking on the road in front of us! I couldn’t believe it. I was able to get several shots before he decided to fly off. I never expected to see one in France! But then, after our last Africa trip, we flew to London, jet lagged, and I photographed an Goose in St. James Park. Amazing!
As usual, I’m enraptored by your photos. 10 feet. The 747 of its kind (soon to be retired) or perhaps the newer 777.
Wandering Albatross’s have wingspans of almost 12 feet. I saw them in Antarctica. Amazing birds floating like huge aerodynamic kites. Condors can get to 11.5 feet. I Saw Andean Condors in Patagonia, flying at glacier edges when they calved, but have yet to see the elusive California Condor, except in a breeding facility. These birds are like majestic living dinosaurs.
Raptures in general and bald eagles especially look so strict and serious! Like they are supervising the world and do no at all like what they are seeing. We had teacher like that, and I guess everybody knows such a teacher.Loaded with responsibilities and not quite up to the task of understanding what actually is going on. Great pics by the way, 🙂
Laughing. Yes I know just what you mean! I always think when they look in my eyes they are seeing perfectly accurately and it is disconcerting how little I impress them. I think they are smart about us.
Yes! Thank you. <3
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The bateleur looks like it could be on television with Big Bird, but I am sure it could not. Our bald eagle will need a very good agent to get a good part on either the small or large screen. Your head shot of the animal will need tweaking for that purpose.
Laughing…..I think the bateleur would eat big bird for breakfast……oh, and I guess lunch and dinner with lots of left overs! Poor big bird!
I’m definitely enraptured. 😀 Beautiful photos of beautiful birds, Cindy. 😀
Very happy you like them. They need humans who care about them.
You have done it again. The castle can’t hold a candle to the photos of those birds. My heart breaks to see the eagle restrained. I guess it’s for their benefit but the fact we have done so much damage to where these birds live and thrive is just too much. Thank you for continuing to shine a light on this.
Yes. I don’t like seeing the tethers either. They can free fly but they are trained with food deprivation. The things that kills me is seeing them in cages and you are so right. We need to be relieved they are in a cage since we are killing them all off in the wild? We are a bad species. We have done too much harm for too long to too many and it seems to be getting worse.
Those that need to learn, never read or listen to things like this. It makes my heart heavy.
You are a lovely person, who I am so pleased to know. At least that golden eagle got to fly. Those tethers allowed him to fly free, but reminded him he was dependent, and should return to the humans who fed him. It is a lot better than what I have seen in lots of places, because these French birds had no tracking devices attached to them. In the US and other places, they have tracking devices attached to the tethers so humans can catch the raptors if they decide to bolt. If the French birds bolted, they were free. They bolted a bit, which made me happy, and the keepers were unconcerned, which made me happier. The birds came back. It seemed about the best captive bird situation I have seen so far. Still these birds should be wild and we all should be marveling at them and protecting them. What’s wrong us? Why are our priorities so entirely screwed up? I honestly don’t understand our species and I am a psychotherapist who should.
Thank you for your kind words. I’ve had the same thoughts as you so many times. The human mind continues to fascinate me as well. I really hope there is a great awakening coming but I seriously doubt it from what I see of the leadership in the world. We need to remember that this planet is in our care not here to serve us. I share your deep frustration. I was telling someone else today that my job it to help change one mind at a time. I had to learn and then teach others. Maybe that’s what it’s all about. Hence to name of my blog. Always looking for answers but the questions just get deeper.
Yes, “the questions just get deeper,” and you have no idea how much I appreciate someone who knows this. Rest well and be well.
Great detail, very well caught. Sam the Eagle would have been proud. 🙂
These days he looks so presidential!
.. and talks more sense. 😀
Wow! The eagle somehow manages to look even more majestic close up!
And what I like most is how little humans impress him. Smart bird.
Merci beaucoup mon ami!
Amazing birds and great photos!
So happy you enjoyed them & thank you!
Wonderful photos and very nice description of this unique raptor sanctuary in France, Cindy!
Thank goodness there are people saving creatures we are decimating in the wild!
Honored. Thank you very much!
It’s appalling what the world has evolved to. I’m just a person who is recycling, growing a garden, and conserving. Yet somehow I know inside me that I am partly responsible for this.
Hurrah for the Kintzheim caste & Raptors!
Wonderful pics, and OMG that first bird is hysterically fantastic!!! My blue baby.
A bateleur like this was walking on a dirt road we were driving down in Africa. An amazing, beautiful creature. Our species has done way too much harm on this planet and we are just getting worse.
You capture these gorgeous creatures so well. Your photography is amazing. Love love love.
Love back to you for loving all creatures & cheers to you!
These birds are amazing. That little vulture with the wrinkly pink neck was endearing. I’m glad there are many places doing this kind of conservation.
They are wonderful people and organizations and I am glad you like the vultures!
Marvelous photographs. I think I saw a cinereous vulture at a raptor center in Germany. Aren’t they magnificent?
They are beautiful aren’t they! They have such soulful eyes.
Fabulous photos as always!
Awww, your kindness is much appreciated. I am a huge fan of your gorgeous art and poetry. You are very talented.
Amazing photos as usual and what interesting looking birds!!! 🙂 <3
Thank you sweet Natalie~ <3
You’re so welcome Cindy❣️😘
Beautiful captures, Cindy. I love the third one! 🙂 What a face!
Yes, aren’t they amazing! They represented America when we were fierce yet fair. We have fallen too far from these birds symbolic ideal.
Your photos gave me chills, Cindy. Thank you.
It is the birds who give you the chills and I thank you so much for having chills on their amazing behalf. Cheers to you & thank you~
You are right about the birds, but without your superb photographic capture, I would not have been able to enjoy them. 🙂
Awww, honored. <3
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Photos of gorgeous Raptors by Cindy Knoke
The 🦅🦅 and I are most grateful for you! <3
Cindy did you click the birds close up by yourself ? It’s amazing.☺☺☺ AMAZING.
Well thank you and yes I did~ 🦅🦅
Wow! Especially love the bateleur eagle. What an amazing looking bird!
Thank you! I saw and photographed a wild one up close in Africa which was a major thrill.
The 🦅🦅 and I thank you!
Each pic is beautiful and it’s sad they are on the verge of extinction because of us. But initiatives like these are a ray of hope and should be supported and socialized more to make people aware! Thanks for sharing!
Well said Sifar! Thank you so much Cindy for sharing these gorgeous spirits of the air with us today.
Thanks saymber! 😊
I agree with everything you both say and appreciate your thoughts.
Wonderful birds… gave me a big smile to see their lovely faces x love to you Cindy x barbara x
Appreciation & cheers flying back to you my friend~ <3
Who would have expected to see these magnificent birds in France!
Certainly not me, but I was very happy I did!
Quite amazing images
Much appreciated. Thank you!
Wow! Incredible portraits! <3
The first one is quite a character… 🙂
Thank you and yes he was. He made quite an impression!
What a marvelous project. And I never expected to love a vulture but the little white headed vulture is adorable.
Vultures are actually nice, non-hostile, careful birds, and I agree with you, the fuzzy white head is adorable!
My goodness – (and I especially love that first shot), amazing. What an experience.
Castles, raptors, and France tick a lot of my boxes too!
Merci beaucoup mon ami!
I have never seen or heard of Bateleur eagles. What beautiful creatures. They look like they are dressed up for a special occasion, but then perhaps life is just that. A special occasion.
I saw one on a dirt road in front of us in Africa and was thrilled. I certainly wasn’t expecting them in a castle in France!
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Beautiful birds and program. Thanks for sharing them Cindy! May we learn to treat all life as precious.
Amen Brad……all creatures great and small. 🦅
Neat place and a worthy program. We have something similar with our birds of prey area in Idaho. No castle though.
I love Idaho, but I have to say, the castle did add an extra dimension!
No doubt, plus our area is in the Great Basinish desert. It isn’t even up in the forest.
The Rogue River is one of my most favorite wild places…..
Mine too, but that’s in Oregon. The Salmon River goes through some awesome country too.
Sorry, meant the Snake River and Snake River Canyon…..
Ha ha. Now I want to pull the camper back to Gold Beach.
I am heading that direction soon I hope……
We won’t make it this year. Have a Dungeness crab and some clams for me.
Thanks, oh thanks for the smile!
Thank you for your lovely comment and your wonderful photography! <3
Cindy, thank you.
Aw, Cindy, you remembered how much I love owls, didn’t you?!? This one is magnificent! Of course, ALL your photos are. These birds look like they were posing just for you. The detail is awesome — thanks for taking me along on your visit!
You make the experience much richer Debbie. I do know you love owls and last night the Great Horned Owls sang to each other all night long. I love when they do this! 🦉
Such perfection in these photos! I like them all.
I am honored and humbled. Thank you!
Wow! Ignorantly, I guess I always thought the bald eagle was only in the U.S. I’d love to visit this castle and see all of the birds. Auburn University in eastern Alabama has an amazing raptor show that they put on occasionally. I enjoy hearing about these fascinating creatures!
I am so pleased they fascinate you, as they do me! Bald Eagles range covers North America, including Canada, and Mexico. I did hear of a bald eagle who got caught in a storm and blown to the UK. They reportedly flew him back overseas to the US, hopefully first class not coach~
Wow! So he took a trans-Atlantic flight, both ways! LOL
Laughing…..yes he did. No cruise ships for him!
That bird must be an aristocrat. He has wigs 🙂
Laughing. Birds often dress so much better than humans~
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Ahh, you are a beautiful friend. Thank you!
Amazing photos of the raptors. I especially liked the bateleur eagles. I have never seen anything like them.
They are pretty amazing aren’t they. I saw one strolling down a dirt road in Africa which was seriously thrilling!
Amazing images of these majestic birds, Cindy.
I’ve said it before but you are a great photographer (in bringing us the details that most travel photographers miss).
I am truly honored & humbled by your very kind comment Vicki. Thank you! 🦅
Love them all, my friend – the bateleur eagle (the Indian Chief…LOL), the regal eagle, the ravenous vultures, the snowy owl-standing and the rugged castle. (๑ˊ͈ ॢꇴ ˋ͈)merci!〜♡((ꈍ﹃ꈍㅅ)♡
You should write my captions! I love your descriptors. 🦅 (๑ˊ͈ ॢꇴ ˋ͈)merci!〜♡((ꈍ﹃ꈍㅅ)♡ 🦅
Amazing pics. I can’t get over their eyes.
Birds have such sentient, intelligent eyes~
Such amazing birds.
I am very pleased you like them!
Amazing raptors – always worrying when species are threatened
Yes. Did you know half of the world’s wildlife has died off in the last 40 years? See:
This is our human legacy.
Did not know that statistics but have seen so many pogrammes which show threatened species and admire work of conversationalists.
These are definitely awesome shots, Cindy. The only bird I have no time for is the Hawk. I was only seven or eight when I watched, how a Hawk dove down and flew away with our beautiful chicken. 🙁
So traumatic for a child to witness. I can imagine you were heartbroken. I am sorry.
Hawks are predators, but not as deadly as humans.
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Amazing photographs, as always, Cindy. How close are you when taking these pictures? I was surprised to learn that you don’t use a tripod, but didn’t know you could get such clear photos from what I’m assuming is some distance. I would love to learn more.
It’s hard not to assign personality traits to these beautiful birds. They all look like they’re about to say something, and that you man not like hearing what that is. Your posts are always a treat.
Oh I wish I could speak bird! Eagles and hawks would say something like, “You humans are the least impressive creatures on this planet.”
I would have to agree!
I don’t use a tripod and I am basically always using zoom, often up to 1200mm equivalent. I credit sony stabilization technology for allowing me to do this. I don’t think I would enjoy photography if I was confined to a tripod. Wild animals are always interested in this moving creature with a big camera attached permanently to her face. They look directly in the lens. With these birds, I was right next to them. I still used zoom to get the details.
Thanks for sharing more details, Cindy. I’m impressed with the stabilization at that distance. Did you use that kind of zoom when photographing the bears last year (from a platform if I remember correctly)?
Yes, I use the zoom for all wild animal and bird shots. It adjusts so I can move about changing the zoom as I move which I love. I have another camera I use for landscapes and such.
…and yes, humans are far less impressive!
Amazing creatures and so very beautiful. I am so happy that there are those who are dedicated to preserving them. We (people) are stewards over all of these creatures and it’s our responsibility to care for them. Love your photos!
Amen, and I know you practice this philosophy every day of your life, and I admire you so for it. <3
Cindy those are phenomenal photographs! Thank you for sharing them with us! I felt like I was right there with you in front of the birds!!
It is so lovely to share with you my friend and thank you sincerely!
Absolutely fabulous Cindy! If only they could talk and tell us their stories 💛
That would be so sad and so amazing. They would have some terrible stories to tell about how wild animals have been treated in this world. I just read n either The Guardian or Telegraph that wild animal populations have been reduced in the wild by 50% in the last 40 years.
I was hoping for the amazing stories of survival and thriving … but yes, the bigger picture is where we all need to support. 💛
love these shots Cindy!
Thanks & cheers to you! Wish I was in Tofino now……
you will be one day!
Stunning photography. Love your blog.
Awww, makes me very happy, thank you~ <3
You’re welcome, Cindy! 🙂
I like that 😊
Happy you do & cheers too!
Take a look on my last post and follow me if you like it 😀.
What great shots!
They are incredible birds. The skill they have is amazing.
Yes, they are precision creatures!
Omg, spectacular creatures! <3
Love you for thinking so! <3
What gorgeous creatures! Your shots are incredible. Bonne vacances en France, Cindy!
Merci beaucoup mon ami Patty! <3
Amazing photos! Wow up close and every detail is bold and colorful!
Very pleased you enjoyed & thank you for taking the time to tell me!
Sure! Always amazing
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I am behind with my browsing this week but thankfully have caught up with Cindy Knoke’s post of the 26th… Raptors as you have never seen them before.. up close and personal.. what amazing birds and the first one which is a bateleur eagle is frighteningly beautiful. Thank’s to Cindy for getting us up so close to nature. #recommended
Awww, the 🦅🦅🦅 and I are so very grateful for you Sally! Be well my friend and thank you for your kindness~ <3
How much of our flora and fauna must we lose before we realize how nature works? – Oscar
It is so disheartening……
I am in raptures over your amazing captures of raptors 😀 Sorry couldnt resist that but seriously wow! Thank you for these amazing glimpses and pearls of wisdom 🙂
“I am in raptures over your amazing captures of raptors.”
I love this sentence and I am so pleased that you are enraptured by the 🦅🦅!
Great shots, Cindy… the close- ups are amazing! … xx 😀
Thank you my friend. They are such amazing creatures who look more fascinating the closer you get!
Amazing that you were able to capture these! Birds have never sat still for me.
They do tend to be a bit flighty!
Haha, indeed! 😂
These photographs are incredible, Cindy.
Awww, much appreciated, thank you Robbie~
Amazing pics! These birds are so unique!
Isn’t That Charming.
Merci beaucoup mon ami~
So great, beautiful pictures of great birds! I want to visit the castle some day. Thank you for your blogpost about the castle and this amazing birds!
Thank you very much & please share your thoughts and experiences when you do visit~
I love their little faces.
I am so happy you do & thank you!
Fantastic photos—I would love to visit this castle!
I hope you do some day and post about it too!
It’s interesting how the words raptor and rapture come from the same root. Lovely photos!
Yes and the root morphology is pretty fascinating in meaning over time:
Medieval Latin raptura “seizure,” from the Latin cognate raptus, meaning, “seized and taken, kidnapped by force, snatched hold of and then taken hostage, carried off or away.”
The use and meaning of the word ‘rapture’ has changed dramatically over time. Rapture is a noun that means:
1. Overwhelming happiness: a euphoric transcendent state in which somebody is taken away by happiness or delight and unaware of anything else.
2. In Christianity mystical transportation: a mystical experience of being transported into the spiritual realm, sometimes applied to the second coming of Jesus Christ.
3. If you are familiar with the Latin words used to describe a specific class of birds of prey, such as eagles or hawks, they are known as, “raptors,” because of their method of hunting, which is to, “seize,” live prey with their sharp, powerful talons, grasping rodents or fish unaware or hopelessly trying to escape, and then they, “carry it away.” The raptor as a bird of prey is also from the 14th century Latin, “robber,” which is also derived from the obsolete French word rapere. (Source: Craig Bluemel)
Interesting about all the different meanings. There is a tenuous connection here between all of them, which is pretty cool.
Yes. It is fascinating. Especially when we start making these connections intuitively without knowing the linguistic roots, almost like it’s imbedded somehow~
Fabulous 👏🏻 the white headed vulture looks very grumpy I like his pink neck
He is so odd looking that he is actually quite cute isn’t he! Hope all is well with you Charlotte~
The eyelashes on the white-headed vulture are really sumthin’! Great close-ups, Cindy!
Yes, that vulture is like some sorta rorschach test photo, better the original ink blots, I had strong positive reactions to the photo. What do you think that means?????? Laughing~
Wow! Beautiful photos of these amazing birds, thanks for sharing
Thank you more for appreciating them & cheers to you!
Thank you for your visit, Cindy. 🙂
Be well my friend & hugs to you!
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Thank you for supporting these amazing creatures Suzanne!
Merci beaucoup mon ami!
Been on a long quiet break from writing…., doing a lot of reading, and a little painting. What’s with these birds ??? Is there some kind of avian stylist in that castle ??? Hahaha !
Mother Nature is earth’s best stylist! Great to hear from you and happy you are painting and writing and looking forward to seeing the results! Be well cuz~
Such intense gazes. Spectacular!
Love my bird loving friends <3
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A wonderful post from Cindy, with some amazing photos.
On behalf of the 🦅🦅🦅 and myself, thank you!
My pleasure, Cindy. xxx
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Thank you for supporting these amazing creatures & cheers to you! 🦅
You are welcome!
What incredible photos Cindy, never quite seen anything like this before. All these birds are so full of expression how did you manage to capture those individual looks!!!
Birds have outsize personalities. What always surprises me most is how sweet they can be.
Beautiful as always Cindy– I like the heads only photos as if they were portraits. But my favorite it the owl– magnificent!! thanks again for bringing the beauty of the world to where we can appreciate it! xox
You are a joy virtual friend Rhonda and whenever I hear from you my <3 smiles!
Very happy you think so & cheers to you!
beautiful birds. have heard of this castle and its birds, I never visited though. would love to one day.
I hope you do visit and post about it too! <3
If I get there someday, I will surely post about it. so many things to do in France. one day at a time.
So many things to do in THE WORLD! And the more we see, the more we realize we haven’t seen.
this is very true. It is like thinking how can I go see everything all at once and fill the blog with the world hahaha LOL
Love the portraits, beautiful!
I am honored. Thank you.
I learned so much reading this! Great photo diary! Bless their hearts, I’m sure their mamas think they’re pretty devils.
I’m not their mama, and I think they are bee-yute-tee-full! Laughing…..but then I tend to like critters inordinately!
Your pictures are always impressive!
Alberto Mrteh (El zoco del escriba)
Thank you for bringing me close to these wondrous birds and giving me the knowledge others across the world are taking measures to preserve their species. I hope they are breeding them. To help circulate the word, I will repost this to my site.
Thank you for your kind support of these amazing creatures& & lovely to meet you!
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This is not only a beautiful site, but extremely important to share with others – reblog on your site, too.
I am honored and humbled Annette. Thank you & cheers to you! <3
Oh my, that baby rapture and I have the same neck thing going on, LOL….I’m not there yet but adopting turtle neck fashion very soon. I’m always amazed how well preserved but old, things are in Europe. Castles amaze me. I look through the windows and think about who else has looked at the same view throughout time.
Yes, I love staying in the really really old places. It is like time travel and I love the feeling and the mystery of it. Your neck is beautiful. Just like you! <3
Naw, shucks <3 (I went to type 'shucks' and typed sucks…LOL…and though "wait a shake?") 😀
Cracking up……..Have an awesome trip in NoCal my friend~ <3
Beautiful close ups
Thanks so much & cheers to you!
Thank you very much & I am so sorry I missed this comment.
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I so appreciate your thoughtfulness China. Be well my friend~
What photographs! What a bird house!
Thank you. These birds are just magnificent. Their fierceness can never be quenched.
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