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Photo-a-Day Archive
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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 16th September, 2008)

Owl


Owl
Another from the excellent open day at Three Sisters, Bryn.

Photo: Dave  (Nikon D3 - Nikon 70-200mm F2.8 VR)
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Comment by: she44 on 16th September 2008 at 06:20

once again a brill photo thanks

Comment by: Dave Marsh on 16th September 2008 at 11:00

Great photo,Dave.Where you tempted to take out the platform.

Comment by: janice on 16th September 2008 at 16:33

good piccy but whats with the billboard! x lol

Comment by: Dave on 16th September 2008 at 17:20

The billboard is the perch it's landing on. Advertising Cheshire Falconry where the bird is from.

I was tempted to take it out - but it's as an obvious captive bird I felt it gave the shot context.

Comment by: zoe on 16th September 2008 at 23:47

amazing picture and gorgeous bird :)

Comment by: Frank Healy on 17th September 2008 at 08:49

Hi Dave. Great shot of a beautiful bird: most birds of prey are. Excuse my ignorance, but is it a peregrine falcon?

Comment by: Dave on 17th September 2008 at 19:51

There's a clue in the photo title Frank :)

It's an Owl :)

Comment by: Harry C. on 18th September 2008 at 08:57

Missed it Tuesday Dave, I like it
but I thought owls only flew at night. Nice one.

Comment by: Dave on 18th September 2008 at 17:57

There are lots of daytime flying owls Harry. You can usually tell by the colour of their eyes.

Yellow - daytime
Dark - nightime
Orange - dawn/dusk or daytime

Comment by: Frank Healy on 22nd September 2008 at 08:54

Hi Dave, "excuse my blindness" he said,all embarrassed.

Comment by: Frank Healy on 24th September 2008 at 08:32

Hi Dave. It's just occurred to me that I didn't ask what sort of owl it is.

Comment by: Kesh on 12th October 2008 at 08:14

My knowledge of falconry tells me that this is a tawny owl !!!!

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