More of a picture post today.
We left Slingsby by 10 am and headed for Helmsley. On the agenda for today was the National Birds of Prey centre.
What an incredible place, and the work they do in saving the endangered raptors is commendable. Nearly all the birds were paired and several had chicks. All day we spent looking at the aviaries and with three shows to watch of flying displays by Eagles, Falcons and Owls, there was plenty to keep us occupied.
And so to the photos.
|Yellow billed Kites. Bottom L & R Catching a tasty morsel in midair and being mobbed by a crow.|
|African Fish Eagle|
|The Great Grey Owl|
|Steppe Eagle with chick|
Our park4night tonight is in the town car park! Helmsley long stay car park is free so long as you don't arrive before 6 pm. Helmsley Castle where we plan to visit is but a 5-minute walk from here and for the princely sum of £6 we can stay all day tomorrow. So far the new battery is performing well, but the test will be during the day when we don't actually move MB. Hopefully the solar panel will top up the battery.