Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Bird Of Prey

A falcon or a hawk?


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Photo by Aidan Finn

10 comments:

caulfieldkid said...

Juvenile Eurasian Buzzard? The photographer is in Ireland.

shaun

caulfieldkid said...

On second thought. Maybe it's a European Honey Buzzard.

shaun

Bix said...

It might be a buzzard. It's hard to tell how big it is from this photo. It does look like a juvenile, doesn't it.

Virginia said...
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Dr. Mel said...

A scruffy juvenile! But one who will become beautiful or handsome in her/his time.

caulfieldkid said...

Virginia said...
A couple more options (of the owl vareity):

http://www.pbase.com/ingotkfr/image/126067230

http://www.pbase.com/ingotkfr/image/119826945

shaun

Bix said...

I thought, not an owl. But that one photo sure look like it (...45, the Adult Little owl). Just make it younger, and a little wrangly from the rain. Virginia knows her birds.

caulfieldkid said...

Well, I got a hold of the photographer. He said, "Thanks for the kind words. That was a very wet Little Owl. The wet feathers made the little thing look like an evil Disney character."

:)

shaun

Bix said...

No way ... that was nice of you!

So, it's an owl. I never would have thought. It really is a great photo.

caulfieldkid said...

I wouldn't say it was nice of me, exactly. I couldn't let it go. It kept bugging me.

shaun