My daughter wanted to visit the Carolina Raptor Center, so we took the kids there yesterday. The center is bigger than it looks, hiding in woods in the Latta Plantation.
The gate is guarded by a metal raptor
The raptor center has miles of trail through the woods
And various mini-theaters for demonstrations and lectures
Then, interspersed in the trails are various aviaries, with their inhabitants
The aviaries are enclosed in pretty serious chain link or plastic fencing, which caused no small amount of frustration among people with cameras. I resorted to taking manual shots with a telephoto lens. Some of the shots turned out pretty well
Others had some interference
It was nice to hear eagles shriek again: there were eagles nesting across the street from our house when I was growing up, and they always woke me up with their early-morning shrieking.
So all in all, a good day.