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Lake Erie Metro Park's annual Hawkfest!

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Argent, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. well I spent the day outside on the banks of Lake Erie at the annual Hawkfest!

    Here's a few of my keepers....

    American Kestrel
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    Screech Owl
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    Barred Owl
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    One pair of Sharp-shinned Hawks that they were releasing back in to the wild at the fest
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    then Michigan Falconers was there with this American Kestrel (see the thin black line off his back? that's the antenna to his radio transmitter!)
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    And they had a pair of Red-Tailed Hawks as well
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    oh and I can't go anywhere without a Dragon shot :) 
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  2. Timeout

    Timeout

    May 23, 2006
    SoCal
    Hi Paul, must have been a great day and quite a thrill to see those wonderful birds up close and personal! Thanks for sharing your day spent with them. I hope they didn't tell you that bird was a Merlin, as it looks like a Kestrel.

    Beautiful dragonfly shot!
     
  3. you're right my bad - I must have mis-heard someone (going back to edit the original post)

    that one the falconer had - was quite the talker :)  and I never realized just how small sharp-shinned's were

    There were more birds but the one lady had them all under a tent canopy and it was hard to shoot in that light - besides the screech and barred owls and the kestrel she also had a turkey vulture and a juvenile bald eagle (wow that was huge!)
     
  4. hi paul, what a great day. you have got some great photos there, i really like the american kestrel shots, those two are really sharp
     
  5. sjlarue

    sjlarue

    Nov 18, 2007
    OH-IO
    Black Swamp is having their's next week and I can't go. :(  They are actually taking a trip over to your area as part of the weekend. Thanks for showing some of the pics from there. Some of those, I've not seen yet...I cant wait until I do now.

    Did you rub the Eagles beak?...I brings good luck you know. Ever since I did, all of my images have been perfect....not!:biggrin: It's hard to press the shutter button with your thumb...JK :biggrin:
     
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