Birds of prey everywhere

As we cycle along we often get followed by huge birds of prey who follow us for hundreds of metres flying about 10m above our heads. They seem to be using the us to flush out any wildlfe living by the sides of the roads. It's really amazing looking up occasionally to see them and if we're cycling in the right direction their shadow ends up just infront of your bike as though they're on the journey with you.

The other day we cycled past a huge owl - his wing span looked like about 1.5m or more - that had obviously been hit by a vehicle in the night. It sat there by the side of the road and watched us really peacefully waiting to die. It didn't seem flustered or stressed, just tired.

Owl on road


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