Tag Archive: Owls

Holiday Pics – Liberty’s Owl, Raptor and Reptile Centre

December 29, 2015

We went on holiday in October because I need to be away from computers for a while and because we’re weird and prefer to go away in Autumn. We spent a week in the New Forest which is beautiful and nicely lacking in other people at that time of year, or at least the bits we visited were. I didn’t get too much time to take photos as I had a very excitable five year old with me, and I’d rather spend time with him anyway, I failed to draw anything.

Every time we stay in the New Forest we visit Liberty’s Owl Raptor & Reptile Centre, usually on the first day we are there. It’s a lovely place to spend a couple of hours, although I don’t think we’ve ever managed to make the most of it as while Alexander does love the owls he doesn’t have the attention span to spent more than an hour or so there. You could rush round it in 40 minutes or so but conversely you could take your time and really get the most out of it. There’s a fantastic selection of wildlife with a good amount of information should you wish to learn something rather than having a confusing one sided conversation with a couple of owls. The reptile house is excellent.

It’s not a big budget theme park, it’s an independent animal centre run by people who clearly put a lot of love and care into it. I state this as I have witnessed some crass stupidity in online reviews by people who were clearly expecting to find Legoland with Owls. It is not Legoland with Owls, it’s better than that.

Full set on flickr.

Paint peeling off an old phone box

Look upon my mighty wing

Going to stare you out

I am watching you very carefully.

Look at my lovely spiky head

BONUS TINY OWL ACTION….

These little fellows were very excited to see us.

Angry Owl

December 18, 2014

It has been a long shitty day after a long shitty week. I am trying to deal with unpleasantness by doing pleasurable things as a response rather than just staring into the void of social media. I drew an owl.

FuckEverything

Category: Illustration
Tags: owls
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