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Archive for the ‘Birds’ Category

Falconry…

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

I got to spend the first beautiful spring day outside chasing hawks with falconer Carolyn Standlee-Hanson, of Phoenix Fire Falconry, her husband Richard, and friend Barbara O’Brien (Barbara O’Brien Photography). What a fantastic way to usher in spring. Thank you to all involved. It was a splendid day. Here are some of the day’s favorites.

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“Sassy” (a Harris’s Hawk) and Carolryn. Ready for flight.

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This is “Hit-Girl” she’s a young Red-Tailed Hawk

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If you look closely here you can see the Third Eyelid (nictitating membrane)

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A close up of the Eyelid

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Another shot that shows the Eyelid (here it is only half covering the eye)

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Close-up #2

Northern Saw-Whet Owl

Monday, March 5th, 2012

For a couple weeks now I’ve been photographing a Northern Saw-Whet Owl. Here are some of my favorites.

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Owls

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

Great Horned Owlets 05-15-2011

Great Horned Owlets 05-15-2011

I’ve been photographing these baby owls since last sunday. One fell from the nest late Sunday night last week, and climbed up a nearby tree leaving one little owlet occupying the original nest tree. One week later both seem to be doing quite well. Despite the mobbing of Crows and Jays, and the serious eyeing of an attentive Cooper’s Hawk.

Great Horned Owlet 05-21-2011

Great Horned Owlet 05-21-2011

Flight Feathers 05-21-2011

Flight Feathers 05-21-2011

Standing Guard

Standing Guard

Cooper's Hawk

Cooper's Hawk

Spring Birds

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

American Goldfinch

American Goldfinch

Warbling Vireo

Warbling Vireo

Magnolia Warbler

Magnolia Warbler

Swainson's Thrush

Swainson's Thrush