Today, even though it's a wet and windy Sunday, hubby dragged me away from my painting table AKA the kitchen table, to treat me to a day out. We went to Stonham Barns, I'd never been before and thoroughly enjoyed it. It's an Owl Sanctuary but has lots of other birds of prey to see...
This was the weirdest looking Snowy Owl I've ever seen, It's winter plumage makes it look like it has a big fat pair of legs....
I took so many photographs I really didn't know what ones to show you, I managed to whittle it down to these.
Please don't ask me what they all are, I really should of taken notes, or better still, taken a photo of the information card that was with each of the birds.
As well as the Birds they have these cheeky chappies, I could of stayed watching them for hours.......
|Meerkat Kastle at Stonham Barns|
....you can see them on Youtube here... YouTube - Meerkats at Stonham Barns
The sanctuary has a wide variety of birds, there are Falcons, Eagles and Red Kites to name but a few.
Some of these magnificent birds are here because they were injured, usually by other birds or animals but can you believe that one of these birds had been shot, it was brought to the sanctuary after being found by a dog walker.
As well as the animals and birds there is a restaurant and a selection of gift shops so if you're out and about in the Suffolk area I think it's worth going, although I think I'll wait till the warmer weather for my next visit.
You can find out more about it here....
To redress the balance, as this is a Crafty Blog, here are a couple of plaques that are in my Folksy Shop at the moment,
Did you see what I did there?..... As they are outdoor plaques I thought they would fit in with the theme of this post.........
........and there's a feather in the photo too.
I'm going to pop this post over to the Handmade Monday Link Up @ Lucy Blossom Crafts