Below are a few photos from the St. Louis Cardinals Opening Day on March 31, 2011.
For years the World Bird Sanctuary in Valley Park has brought Eagles and other rare birds to important games at the stadium. One popular activity is when they release an eagle high in the outfield. Fans then watch as it circles the stadium and lands with his trainer in the middle of the field. The trainer swings something in a circle when the bird is in flight. I assume it is food! You can find out more about the World Bird Sanctuary here.
These are just some of the photos I shot at the Opening Day festivities. Be sure to check out the next issue of the Cardinals Magazine for more photos. It can be found on news stands around St. Louis or by going to their website.