Kazakh Eagle Hunters…

Chinese Kazakh eagle hunters sit on horseback as they travel to a local competition in the mountains of Qinghe County, northwestern China Image Credit: Photographs by John Hutchinson for MailOnline The festival, organised by the local hunting community, is part of an effort to promote and grow traditional hunting practices for new generations in the […]

via Kazakh’s Eagle Hunters, China. — Old Guv Legends

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Barn Owl…

Captured mid-flight with powerful wings braced against the updraft this barn owl (Tyto alba) folds its wings towards it body, ready to land. Image Credit: Trevor Andersen. This week’s reader photo was taken by Trevor in Queensland. “The barn owl (Tyto alba) has the largest distribution of all the species of owl and one of […]

via Flight of the Barn Owl. — Old Guv Legends

arn Owl…

PEREGRINE!

Peregrine Falcon with Talons Open The Peregrine falcon may be the perfect predator. It dives from the sky in a daring plunge, snagging other airborne birds in mid-flight with its deadly talons. Its body is the epitome of aerodynamic design, allowing it to reach—and survive—speeds that would kill other animals. As it reaches its terminal […]

via ‘Death from the Sky’ delivered by Peregrine Falcon. — Old Guv Legends

The Angry Baby Owl. — Old Guv Legends

Photograph by Etienne on Flickr Even owls can have bad days! This baby owl has a feather sticking out and doesn’t look too pleased about it. Owls, birds of the order Strigiformes, include about 200 species of mostly solitary and nocturnal birds of prey typified by an upright stance, a large, broad head, binocular vision […]

via The Angry Baby Owl. — Old Guv Legends

Peregrine Falcon Recovery…

Channel Islands News Release Peregrine Falcons Recover on the Channel Islands The talk will be held on Thursday, November 9, 2017. The From Shore to Sea lecture series is sponsored by Channel Islands National Park to further the understanding of current research on the Channel Islands and surrounding marine waters. The 2017 lecture series will […]

via Peregrine Falcon Talk Available On-line — Natural History Wanderings