E.J.Wilkins

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One giant step

I know the falconer's face is in deep shadow, it was one of those rare "very sunny" days at the end of August, but I thought this picture showed the total trust between bird and handler.

The falconer used the name "Earl of Ducie"
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Barn Owl


One giant step

I know the falconer's face is in deep shadow, it was one of those rare "very sunny" days at the end of August, but I thought this picture showed the total trust between bird and handler.

The falconer used the name "Earl of Ducie"
.

comments (11)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 8 Oct 2008, 03:33
Agreat action shot, Ellie...all the more dramatic for the light and shade.

[Somehow...I can't quite reconcile "trust" with that restraining line that seems to be attached to the owl's leg.][grin]
EJWilkins: I overheard something or other about the line, I think it was because this is a fairly young bird, still getting used to crowds. It didn't seem to bother it, still managed to fly beautifully.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 8 Oct 2008, 04:00
Good shot Ellie
It shows that trust to perfection Ellie
... anything for an easy meal.

richard
  • Tracy
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 Oct 2008, 07:39
Lovely action shot Elliesmile
Another super shot Ellie.
hey, that's Harry Potters owl
It must take a very long time for the birds to become this comfortable with their handler.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 8 Oct 2008, 22:54
Nice show of trust and as always love Ray's comment. I trust you, but not to the point where you can fly away.

I visited a bird rehab person about a year ago. She specialises in birds of prey, including many owls. Her aim is to cure the bird of the broken whatever, get it fit and then release it back into the wild. Not possible with all birds - e.g. amputees.

Her use of the restraining line is to keep the bird from damaging itself.

She is not rich, is a mother of the house and does all the rehabilitation by herself. A real enthusiast.
This type of activities also is made in the Medieval Markets. I like since you have stopped the movement with that speed! Good work!
Very interesting shot of the "Tyto alba" Ellie
I read the response in previous post and really appreciate the info :~winkI enjoyed seeing this photo too!

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