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Birds Of Prey at Warwick Castle (12 images)

Being completely stupid I did not make a proper note of the names and exact types of all the birds... even though we saw them in their living quarters with a nice sign in front giving a detailed description. Also, my general bird ID is sadly lacking which doesn't help.

Bruce The Eagle (?).
This bird looked really good posing on top of the castle walls. However my theme for this collection is Birds In Flight as otherwise I would blow my gallery quota in one go. My panning is atrocious as my natural tendency is to stop and hold my breath as I take each photo, arms tucked in, camera held firmly, so this first one was rather a surprise.



To bring out the details of the bird I exposed for the underneath and lifted the whole exposure. This has meant that the sky has come out as solid white.




This might be Stanley, the white tailed Sea Eagle. However as Stanley keeps flying off it could be a different bird.



A rather ungraceful way to come in to land.




Sidney, a (female) bald eagle. About 24 years old, weighing 11 1bs. A great character. The sky seems very noisy in this one. I did struggle with the settings all through the shoot - much more practice needed.









Nikita, the Steller Sea Eagle. 17 1bs. A very big bird indeed.




Eric the Eagle Owl (?)






And finally, a falcon (?). Again, the details are not recorded.



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Re: Birds Of Prey at Warwick Castle (12 images)

Some nice shots are you sure about the last one?
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Re: Birds Of Prey at Warwick Castle (12 images)

A great set of BIFs, especially Nikita, the Steller Sea Eagle.
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Re: Birds Of Prey at Warwick Castle (12 images)

Excellent shots of a difficult subject.
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Re: Birds Of Prey at Warwick Castle (12 images)

A good collection. Looks like it was a good display.
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Re: Birds Of Prey at Warwick Castle (12 images)

The last 2 look like an Egyptian Vulture - bare front part of the face and wedge-shaped pale tail.

A nice series.

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Re: Birds Of Prey at Warwick Castle (12 images)

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The last 2 look like an Egyptian Vulture - bare front part of the face and wedge-shaped pale tail. Gus
I think you may have it. Here is the Egyptian Vulture "at home" ealier in the day.



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