More Birds of Prey, and Some Mortal Combat
Just a picture post today. Here are some more photos from the Siegfriedspektakel in Xanten..
Damn that wind
One of the falcons of the bird show, balancing on its stake. The birds were kept under a tent roof - seems they didn't like getting rained on that much, either. Leave me alone
In between performances, the birds needed rest and you couldn't get too close. That's where the zoom comes in. The king, shaking out his cape
Or rather, the eagle ruffling its feathers. He (she?) was a somewhat difficult star. Though I can't blame the bird for being a bit ruffled after several hours of getting its picture taken and people chatting close by. Hugo
Another photo of me with Hugo, the cute owl. Jeri met the same falconer at another renfair and took some photos
as well.I'll get you, unworthy knave
There was a combat group that gave a rather funny performance of (not so) knightly fights. Ouww
As you can see above, they didn't always fight fairly, either.Hah villein, I'm not out of this yet
More hacking and slashing - and laughing - ensued until one of the brave combattants went down.Got you!
And the other sat on him. Rather, he let himself drop onto the poor guy with the full weight of body and armour.