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All done…heading home!!
This Peregrin Falcon is an icon at the Museum at 18 years old…he does not fly but is still an awesome bird to view closely.
At the end of his flying gig, he got to attack a leather toy thrown high into the air…it was over in a flash!!
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This is the Bird Curator from the Museum with the falcon and one of the 3 other handlers helping with the baiting and handling of the birds.
Falcon approaching his feeding perch.
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This bird is well armed!!
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Beautiful bird!! The main curator and other handlers were always very gentle, respectful and protective of the birds. You can tell they all spend much time together.
This Barn Owl was much more accommodating!! Notice the antenna hanging in some of the pix…all were fitted with a transmitter…just in case!
Sorry about the pole by the wing…was not exactly sure how to remove that in PhotoShop without doing other damage…still much to learn on the post processing stuff...
The Turkey Vulture did one and only one lap…landed by his crate and started scratching and biting at the handle to get back in…guess it was too cold and windy for him!!
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Sunday am broke partly sunny, moderate winds and now snow!?
Did a live raptor shoot with some captive raptors from the High Desert Museum in Bend, OR.
Perches were set up in a large field and the birds were taken out one at a time to fly from perch to perch, baited by the handlers.