30 June 2014

Brown Falcon

Location: Desert Park, N.T.


Setting the beautiful scene, the backdrop is the MacDonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, and on that dead tree at the fore, a little left of centre, near to the dark shadow, a Brown Falcon will fly ..










no smoke and mirrors here; this is why ... a tasty, meaty morsel reward

Later addition since some have thought I was feeding this raptor.  No, not me -- this was the handler from the bird presentation.  Note location at top of post "Desert Park, NT", as in previous post for the Barn Owl, Bush Stone-Curlew, and Tawny Frogmouth.

and now, Brown Falcon, it's your turn to make an exit, right of stage...

19 comments:

Christian Perrin said...

I've never had a good look at this bird in the wild - it's really handsome! Apparently they are excellent snake-killers, so there's a sense of camaraderie about this bird living alongside of us and offering 'protection' (not that I fear or wish harm on snakes).

Your trip just produces highlight after highlight it seems!

Margaret Adamson said...

This must have been a wonderful trip Carole and the shots of this falcon are wonderful Lovely to see it close up.

Helma said...

Wow .... that is another nice pictures Carole!
The landscape is schiterend so to see but you raptor steals the show in this blog. Beautiful colors and beautifully clear.

Breathtaking said...

Wow! Magnificent shots of the beautiful Brown Falcon.

Irma said...

Hi Carole,
Beautiful photos of the brown falcon.
Photos 4, 5 and 6 are totally awesome.
Also a beautiful landscape.

TexWisGirl said...

what a fabulous beauty!

Marie said...

Fantastic photos! He's a beautiful bird. I just love raptors.

Gail Dixon said...

What a beautiful and majestic bird! I'm so impressed that you were able to lure him with food. Wow. Amazing set of images.

Lisa Gordon said...

What a beautiful creature, this is, Carole.
And you got him/her to eat from your hand???
So very fortunate!

Brian King said...

That is one gorgeous bird!!! I love the area around the eyes!

Carole M. said...

....don't be mistaken! Location was noted at top of post "Desert Park, N.T." These images were taken during the bird presentation (as in previous post with the Barn Owl, Bush stone-curlew and Tawny Frogmouth). The offering of food was reward from the handler that morning.

eileeninmd said...

The Brown Falcon is a gorgeous bird. Awesome photos. What a cool raptor show! Have a happy week!

Kay said...

What a beautiful bird!!

Phil Slade said...

Yes, you fooled me there Carole. It's a handsome bird, the plain name doesn't do it justice.

It looks to have a forked tail. Is it a member of the kite family?

Carole M. said...

Phil, it's possible either of the flight photos may happen to be the Whistling Kite which was in flight there too; my apologies if this is what I've done and confused you. You're just one up on me to pick that up....

Bob Bushell said...

Superb bird you have found. It may have been handled by a human, but it beautiful.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Gorgeous ! Such a fantastic bird and you are so close. Amazing.
Best regards, Synnöve

Frank said...

Fabulous close ups of the Falcon and great scenery.

Wally Jones said...

It seems you're enjoying a wonderful trip!

Beautiful raptor!