AlunFoto and family is having a good week off, in the good care of friends in Newcastle, UK. One thing we have done is to visit the Birds Of Prey Centre at Kielder. The kids were awed by the birds, and even more so when allowed to handle some of them during the feeding show.
In principle, it saddens me to see birds like these in captivity, but the way this centre can help to instil awe and respect for the birds in children makes it nearly tolerable. Further, the birds held at the centre are bred in captivity and would therefore have slim chances in the wild anyway.
All things considered, I think this enterprise is a Good Thing.
Here's a shot of one of the keepers with a white-tailed eagle.