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Originally, I thought this was a Buzzard...with thanks to Nigel (Merlin) who so succinctly pointed out my error. Apologies to all those I inadvertently fooled!!!
It is, of course, a Saker Falcon Falco cherrug
The Saker is a ferocious falcon and often attacks prey larger than itself. It will prey on a large range of animals, mainly rodents or birds such as pigeons, partridges, etc.
The Saker is significantly larger than the Peregrine Falcon. It has a large wingspan and needs a lot of space to fly in, so it excels in long distance flying. It can be identified by it's brownish colouring, similar to the Kestrel.
This bird is a favourite with falconers.
Falconry Centre, Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park
No cropping or PP, just slight sharpening before upload.
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- [2005-08-26 5:29]
Good pose, and nice colour.
- [2005-08-26 6:16]
This is a lovely portrait. Details are good and exposure is spot on. You managed to capture the catchligt in the eye and the details are good. Well done & TFS!
Good POV. Excellent catchlight in the eye. Nice close details, with good exposure. Nicely done. Thanks.
Nice shot Vicky,
Lovely looking bird in a great pose. Good detail, colour and exposure.
Have you had to clone something out above the head?, the BG looks a bit different there.
Well captured, thanks for posting. Have a great weekend
- [2005-09-03 5:09]
I always thought a buzzard was an ugly bird (not having seen one but the name made me think so), but this one looks quite attractive. I love his feather patterns and the colours and details are nice and sharp. Good eye glint too Vicky. Well done, thank you.
- [2007-08-02 7:00]
Err.. That's a Saker Falcon!