Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

March 25, 2009

Bird Photography Ash Island 090325

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Bird Photography at Ash Island, 25th March, 2009

This morning I went to Ash Island. As I got to Wagtail Way there were the usual Black-winged Stilts and not much else. I waited for a while, hoping to maybe see a raptor or two. All of a sudden this Peregrine Falcon(Falco peregrinus) flew towards me.

Peregrine Falcon

The Peregrine Falcon is a member of the Ciconiiformes Bird Group and family Falconidae. They are reputed to be very fast flyers and are exceptional hunters.

Peregrine Falcon

The Peregrine Falcon sat on the power pole ahead of me and had a good stare at me and looked around for a while. Then he flew off to the west, looking for prey and alighting onto another telegraph pole near the river.

Peregrine Falcon

I took a drive around the pond, seeing not much besides some Pelicans and some Chestnut Teals. I headed home and just screeched to a stop because I saw a Sacred Kingfisher(Todiramphus sanctus) on a dead branch with what looked like a little crab. yum yum.

Sacred Kingfisher

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