Sunday, November 17, 2013

Camera Critters




I used to do Camera Critters, it seems like a long time ago.  I am not sure what happened,  if it disappeared or I did, but suddenly it is showing up on my Reader list again and I am happy to have it as an option, because I often get pictures of critters that don't necessarily fit in my posts.  

This is a hybrid Peregrine/Gyr Falcon mix that was flown for a group of us that are involved in the Northern Illinois Raptor Center.  There were two of these hybrids.  I did a post on one of them that was in training and was flown on a creance line here.  This is a fully trained, experienced bird that during the demonstration took down a lure that was being flown much higher on a kite.  He was free flying and returned once he had capture his prey.  It was an amazing demonstration of a powerful and skilled hunter.  

18 comments:

  1. I remember seeing this when you shared it before, and it is such a marvelous looking bird, absolutely stunning and how marvelous you got to see it up close and personal. Have a happy week~

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  2. Powerful, skilled - and beautiful. Thank you.

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  3. Amazing bird and excellent photo ~ thanks, carol, xxx

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  4. It sounds familiar, but with my memory...who knows for sure.

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  5. This is truly an awesome looking bird. You have gotten a stunning shot of him and bet that demonstration was amazing. I think this is such a fascinating interest, and think it is incredible that you have done some work with these gorgeous birds!

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  6. Nice photo. They are amazing little birds of prey.

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  7. Yuck. Walking through carrion. You have a good point on your blog comment! Nice falcon.

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  8. That's a great big Awww too.

    Have a fabulous day. :)

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  9. A super bird indeed Andrea. Thanks for showing us such a close up.

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  10. such an impressive shot! of an amazing bird!

    happy monday!

    via camera critters~

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  11. A wonderful bird and great shot!

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  12. A gorgeous looking bird, great photo!

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  13. Fabulous shot, Andrea. It's quite an impressive bird indeed. Just beautiful. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Edna B.

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  14. I haven't been by in a while so I thought I'd pop in. Loving this shot of the Falcon, I think birds of prey are just amazing.

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