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Here’s a beautiful pair of birds that I had the pleasure of photographing at feeding time at the Wildlife and Heritage Centre in Clontiberet. Although the center was closed when I rolled up to it, Peadar, its friendly owner kindly took me along while he was feeding a few of his very impressive owls so that I could take a few shots.
I’m certainly pleased with the resulting images of these rare creatures, but it does seem a shame that the only place I have much chance of seeing them is within a sanctuary. Fair play to people like Peadar though who are keeping breeding pairs alive. Reminding people like myself of the amazing wildlife heritage that Ireland has to offer if you’re willing enough to go look for it.