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Up Close and Personal.

Posted by mervfrench on May 5, 2009





Not often you get close to these birds, they are rather cagey about things.  This one landed in a tree at the back of our house and I’d been hiding there for days waiting for him to come in and land. He waited till I took a couple of shots then moved on.

No… I know I didn’t fool you with that  story ….here’s the true story.

We were at a show and a bird handler had him on display. He was very quite as you can see and a great sight to get up close to and have a good look. I love how majestic these birds are and If I come back as a bird I want to come back as one of these. A lot of our neighbours have shot these birds over the years as they have a reputation as killers of new born lambs, fox’s do more damage than these will ever do.  I’ve never seen one attack a new born lamb and I’ve never fired a shot  at one, but I’ve spent some time just watching them glide around the sky.

Pretty hard to get a good snap  with a lot of people hanging around him , this is the best I managed.







This was his little mate , he looked like he just wanted to go home.. He didn’t get much attention as the big fella hogged the lime light.

I felt sorry for him so I snapped him as well and now he gets his 15min of fame.

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