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Photo-a-Day Archive
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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 12th April, 2015)

Bird of prey

Bird of prey
Birds of prey on display at the Easter Sunday event, Haigh Hall.

Photo: David Barker  (Nikon D3000 Tamron 70-300mm VC lens)
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Comment by: Ken R on 12th April 2015 at 03:24

Nice photo and a nice looking bird, but I think I am getting the evil eye.

Comment by: John H on 12th April 2015 at 04:18

Cracking shot Dave, very nice

Comment by: Garry on 12th April 2015 at 06:31

Peregrine Falcon that loves to kill and eat pigeons.

Comment by: maggie on 12th April 2015 at 09:22

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.

Comment by: Giovanni on 12th April 2015 at 10:20

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

Comment by: Rostislav on 12th April 2015 at 14:05

It is in the most beautiful area of England John - Northumberland.

Comment by: Aubrey on 12th April 2015 at 15:52

Well taken David, a very clear photo.

Comment by: anna on 13th April 2015 at 01:58

fabulous pic & colours, but yes evil eyed bird. :(

Comment by: Giovanni on 13th April 2015 at 09:14

Thanks Rostislav.

Comment by: maggie on 13th April 2015 at 10:03

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.

Comment by: Giovanni on 13th April 2015 at 12:12

Thanks maggie.
Maybe when the Reds are playing Newcastle, I may have a long week-end there!!

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