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Photo-a-Day Archive
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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 22nd November, 2013)

Harris Hawk


Harris Hawk
Aspull.

Photo: John Harrison  (Lumix G1 125th on F5.6)
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Comment by: Ellen on 22nd November 2013 at 01:19

Beautifully caught! A great picture. Thankyou John.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 22nd November 2013 at 05:44

Stunning bird of prey John....great picture...
Cheers!!!

Comment by: kath on 22nd November 2013 at 07:23

beautiful!!!

Comment by: Harry C. on 22nd November 2013 at 08:16

Good one John, stand by for the negatives. Where exactly was this?

Comment by: Mick on 22nd November 2013 at 09:03

Harry to me it looks like it was sat on somebody's hand.

Comment by: David Barker on 22nd November 2013 at 10:11

Excellent John,I missed that one, where abouts in Aspull John?.

Comment by: maggie on 22nd November 2013 at 11:01

When we went to Keilder Dam in Northumberland, we visited the Raptor Centre. There, I was able to have a hawk land on a gauntlet on my hand. it is a wonderful experience to be so close to such a creature.

Comment by: Harry C. on 22nd November 2013 at 15:01

Which one Mick?

Comment by: Chuck Turner on 22nd November 2013 at 15:14

That bird is a long way from home for an adolescent. It's home being the desert southwest of the U S and Mexico.

Comment by: Mick on 22nd November 2013 at 16:44

It looks like a left one Harry if you know what I mean.

Comment by: John H on 22nd November 2013 at 17:32

Reply to Harry C
It belongs to a friend of mine [Ian]I photographed it was over the rugby club. He tells me when is fully grown it will have a wing span of 4Ft. Its so nice to see it flying free, it follows him everywhere. Its so nice to see it fly back to him

Comment by: irene roberts on 22nd November 2013 at 18:12

What a brilliant photo of a beautiful bird. There is a gentleman in Abram who has a bird of prey and I often see him with it on Abram Park; it is wonderful to see it in flight. My daughter lives on Lewis and often sees eagles flying past her house, What magnificent creatures these wild birds are. Thankyou for posting.

Comment by: Helen on 22nd November 2013 at 19:35

I'm not sure on this one...should we really be keeping wild birds of prey as 'pets' ? It is a beautiful creature but.....

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 22nd November 2013 at 22:11

Fantastic picture John but I wouldn`t like to be this close.!
I love birds ...but only at a distance.

Comment by: Mick on 22nd November 2013 at 22:59

Me and missis went for a Hawk walk earlier this year at the

http://youtu.be/wz7w3YVH1Ss

Predator Experience in Cumbria

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