Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 12th April, 2015)
Bird of prey
Photo: David Barker (Nikon D3000 Tamron 70-300mm VC lens)
Nice photo and a nice looking bird, but I think I am getting the evil eye.
Cracking shot Dave, very nice
Peregrine Falcon that loves to kill and eat pigeons.
we visited the Bird of prey sanctuary at Kielder Water. You can have a great experience there, you put on a very tough glove on your left hand and arm with a piece of meat in your fingers. One of the birds is released from below & it flies to you & perches on your arm. it is wonderful to hold one of these creatures & look into its eyes.
Wheres Kielder Water, maggie?
Sounds its worth a visit. Great pic David by the way! I understand that the Peregrine Falcon is sought after in the Middle East. I dont suppose they're mithered with pigeon c**p! lol
It is in the most beautiful area of England John - Northumberland.
Well taken David, a very clear photo.
fabulous pic & colours, but yes evil eyed bird. :(
Giovanni, Keilder Water is a wonderful place. As well as the bird sanctuary, there are great walks in the woods - you come across all kinds of objects made by pupils of local schools, there is an exhibition place which is so interesting. I wish I could return.
Maybe when the Reds are playing Newcastle, I may have a long week-end there!!