Sunday, July 12, 2015

Meeting A Golden Eagle

While we were in Hershey, we stayed at the Hotel Hershey.

On Sunday, they had a meet and greet with a Falcon Golden Eagle!!
Thanks Eileen for correcting the identification.  

Her name was Bliss
and she was such a magnificent presence.

 What a wonderful experience it was to meet her.

She was very calm and extremely tame,

 her talons were impressive,

as was her wing span.

She was content, almost seemed to be enjoying herself,
and had a wonderful rapport with her
handler - trainer, Jack Hubley.

If you are interested,
you can read more about the Falconry Program here.

25 comments:

  1. What an amazing bird! That must have been a great experience, getting so up close and personal with that awesome creature.

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  2. Wow! That's a gorgeous creature, for sure. And those talons... I am crazy about birds, the large and the small. She is beautiful.

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  3. Hello Debbie, that is a cool experience. And an awesome looking falcon! I love the closeups! Happy Sunday!

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    1. Debbie, I just read up more on the falconry and Bliss is actually a Golden Eagle.

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    2. i kept saying to chuck that it looked so much like an eagle. but the sign said falcon so i only questioned it in my mind. thanks eileen, i had visited the link i shared but i guess i missed that part!!

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  4. Oh, the places you go...
    And we get to ride along for the adventures. So fun.

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  5. It's the beak that gets me - crazy scary/impressive! And her eyes are beautiful!

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  6. Oh I am jealous...Would love to have done that.

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  7. What a majestic bird! You're so fortunate to have been able to see and learn about this eagle. Great photos!

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  8. Just a beautiful bird. If I were a rabbit and saw those talons coming at me, I'd know it was all over but the crying!!!

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  9. To see such a magnificent bird eye to eye is amazing.

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  10. Gorgeous big birds Debbie, we have Golden and Bald Eagles that have really recovered over the years here in the Pacific northwest, you see them nesting all over the place.

    Hugs Diane

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  11. Just look at her face!! Amazing!

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  12. how awesome! i've drawn a golden eagle or two. beautiful!

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  13. What a big beautiful golden eagle. I have never seen a real one up close. You don't look scared a bit standing so close to it. I'm going to read up on the link about these birds. Thanks for sharing & you have a wonderful week.

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    1. i felt no fear karen, i just enjoyed every second. there was a little tackling of the kiddos to secure my place in line, and a little hogging of time, but otherwise, i was a good sharer!!!!

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  14. How awesome to meet a beautiful bird like that! Love the photo of you with it!

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  15. What a very stately, proud bird. Hershey? Pennsylvania? Oh my! We plan to go there.

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  16. They are very amazing that's for sure!

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  17. Oh, what a gorgeous raptor! They are so impressive!

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  18. Nice! Aren't they amazing? I go every chance I get to see raptors.

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  19. Oh, I loved the pictures on this one. What a beautiful bird and you got some fantastic pictures.
    I think Eagle's are such magnificent birds. The wing span is amazing.
    I loved your picture with him. Hugs~

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  20. How exciting to get to see this wonderful raptor up close! Great photos. What a lovely experience!

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