Outside a pet shop in town I saw these gorgeous birds. I stopped and took these photos
As I took the photos I began to feel uncomfortable. The birds were well looked after and well fed, but they were perched, attached by rings and ropes, to poles. They showed little interest in anything that occurred around them. Several had nodded off.
Having seen Eagles, Ospreys, Hawks and Falcons hunting in the wild….alert and vibrantly alive, I found the calm indifference of these magnificent birds unsettling.