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Old 25th of April 2011 (Mon)   #1
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Default POTN SE Meet at Hawk Conservancy April 2011

This is for the shots from the Hawk Conservancy meet on Easter Monday 2011.

One to start (as am still uploading them so haven't really looked through them yet)


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Wow - lovely eyes and beautiful bokeh! Brilliant image Clare.

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Wow! Clare, this is a really beautiful image.
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Gorgeous!! Bring the rest on
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Default Re: POTN SE Meet at Hawk Conservancy April 2011

Excellent shot to start with Clare, what sort of owl is Nigel?
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Great Image! Very sharp and creamy background
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The wife is going mad that there were owls there now, she wanted to go too
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Oh no ... don't ask me questions like that Mark!! I might have to wait for Dennis to check in to remind me what Nigel is. I seem to remember the commentator saying he's the smallest of the eagle owl family ... he's absolutely tiny - pocket sized (ok, so maybe handbag sized!!). I can't find on their website the details ... but he was very cute. The flying display area for the owls was very tricky though - all under the trees, and the cameras really struggled.

I'll post some more pics soon!
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Ok some more owl pics ...

A little owl


IMG_4897 by Clare Forster, on Flickr

A pygmy


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Vultures anyone?


The new vulture by Clare Forster, on Flickr

This one had a sad story - it was rescued from an illegal owner in Italy with her partner (and many other birds) ... but sadly he didn't last through the winter ... so they are beginning to fly her solo so she can enjoy the company of other birds.

Then this guy below is one of 5 that swoop over the audience - and they're fantastic!


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Default Re: POTN SE Meet at Hawk Conservancy April 2011

I also loved the black kite flying demonstration. They'd fire bits of food up into the air and get the birds to retrieve it ... several would go in for the catch.

In this shot, the top bird has caught the food - she has it in her beak


IMG_4818 by Clare Forster, on Flickr

The follow up shot shows her transferring it to her talons so she can eat it on the wing


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Here are a couple of other ...


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Loving the group shots there. Great displays.
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Have taken a break from gardening and xboxing and have gone through my shots. Less than 5% keepers, which is a bit rubbish but the 5D AF is woefully inadequate for this type of work.
Most shots are cropped (need 400mm lens I think ) but these are my favourites.


Vulture


Lanner Eagle (I think)


Oh dear...


Mid air meal - Kite


When Kite's attack


Bald eagle


Pygmy owl

Rest are here
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Oh no ... don't ask me questions like that Mark!! I might have to wait for Dennis to check in to remind me what Nigel is. I seem to remember the commentator saying he's the smallest of the eagle owl family ... he's absolutely tiny - pocket sized (ok, so maybe handbag sized!!). I can't find on their website the details ... but he was very cute. The flying display area for the owls was very tricky though - all under the trees, and the cameras really struggled.

I'll post some more pics soon!
I can't remember what Nigel was either, other than he's been reclassified as an eagle owl.
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Dennis ... Lovely set ... Am sure you were more harsh than you needed to be! We'd better start making your "beg steal or hire" list for
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