Photo-a-Day (Tuesday, 16th September, 2008)
Photo: Dave (Nikon D3 - Nikon 70-200mm F2.8 VR)
once again a brill photo thanks
Great photo,Dave.Where you tempted to take out the platform.
good piccy but whats with the billboard! x lol
The billboard is the perch it's landing on. Advertising Cheshire Falconry where the bird is from.
I was tempted to take it out - but it's as an obvious captive bird I felt it gave the shot context.
amazing picture and gorgeous bird :)
Hi Dave. Great shot of a beautiful bird: most birds of prey are. Excuse my ignorance, but is it a peregrine falcon?
There's a clue in the photo title Frank :)
It's an Owl :)
Missed it Tuesday Dave, I like it
but I thought owls only flew at night. Nice one.
There are lots of daytime flying owls Harry. You can usually tell by the colour of their eyes.
Yellow - daytime
Dark - nightime
Orange - dawn/dusk or daytime
Hi Dave, "excuse my blindness" he said,all embarrassed.
Hi Dave. It's just occurred to me that I didn't ask what sort of owl it is.
My knowledge of falconry tells me that this is a tawny owl !!!!